2020 Lucky Kidney Run™, a Part of Knox Shamrock Fest™

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6K timed RUN (timing chip for timed results)

$35 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

2K WALK or 6K WALK (no timing chip, no timed results)

$35 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Lucky Kidney Run™, a part of Knox Shamrock Fest™

Registration is now open for our 2020 Lucky Kidney Run™! The Lucky Kidney Run™ will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 14th, 2020, featuring 6K & 2K courses, in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The 6k course is an out-and-back down Gay Street, through the Historic 4th & Gill neighborhood. The 2K course is a similar out-and-back down Gay Street, turning down several side streets and circling back to Gay. Awards ceremony to follow at approximately 11am.

REGULAR online registration is open through February 28th, 2020, 11:59pm. Registration fee includes 6K or 2K race entry, a locally designed & printed, high-quality shirt and a race packet full of freebies and goodies. Regular registration is $35/person for ages 13+; registration for children 9-12 years old is $20/person and does NOT include a race shirt; registration for children ages 8 and under is FREE and does NOT Include a race shirt. Extra race shirts may be purchased online during registration process, or in person at early packet pickup (while supplies last). Shirt sizes are available in youth and adult sizes. 

LATE online registration will increase to $40 for ages 13+, and $25 for ages 9-12, starting March 1st, 2020, at midnight (12:00am). You may register in person during packet pickup. Race Day Registration will be available between the hours of 8am - 9am on Saturday, March 14th. Race Day Registration will close at 9:00am.

Fundraising: Raising funds is not a requirement; however, we do encourage individuals and teams to set a fundraising goal and ask friends and family to help reach that goal. The Lucky Kidney Run™ is a large fund raiser for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. Please support our local mission of improving the lives of East Tennesseans suffering from kidney disease; 100% of funds raised stay right here in East Tennessee. ETKF asks for your help in making this a strong and successful event. No donation or fundraising goal is too small!  Some companies offer matching donations by simply completing a form with HR; ask your company to support your fundraiser, or to sponsor a team!

Knox Shamrock Fest™

Knox Shamrock Fest™ spans two days: Friday, March 13th, 2020, 3pm-10pm, and Saturday, March 14th, 2020, 10am-10pm, in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Knox Shamrock Fest™ is appropriate for the entire family! We will have festive music, live concerts, inflatables (bounce house, slide, obstacle course), face painting, balloon twisting, midway games, arts & crafts, food trucks, vendors and other fun activities for kids of all ages. Tickets will be on sale at the festival for children's entertainment. Tickets are $1 each; midway games, balloon twisting, face painting, other children's activities will be available for 1 - 4 tickets, depending on the attraction.

For adults age 21 years or older, green beer, Guinness, Irish whiskey & wine will be available for purchase (must show legal identification). Cash & credit cards accepted.

Knox Shamrock Fest™ merchandise & St. Patrick's Day "bling" will be available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.


Volunteers are needed for the Knox Shamrock Fest™ weekend. This is a favorite event of students needing community service hours for Tennessee Promise and school-related requirements. We happily accept groups of volunteers as well as children, as long as they are accompanied by an adult or guardian age 18 years or older. All volunteers receive FREE volunteer shirt & official lanyardClick here to view volunteer opportunities.

Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Parking available in Market Square garage on the corner of Wall Avenue & Walnut Street, or any public parking garage.
Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.etkidney.org/events/.

Course Map: DETOUR for 2020

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Please note DETOUR for 2020's race regarding Depot Avenue.

Depot Avenue is still closed due to construction. The course will take a slight detour to avoid this construction and keep participants safe. Follow the course as guided on the course map up until you turn onto Depot from Morgan. Once on Depot, you will TURN RIGHT onto WILLIAMS then LEFT onto MAGNOLIA. After running a short distance you will TURN RIGHT to get back onto Gay Street and resume the normal course.

Both courses begin behind the Market Square stage on Wall Avenue. We will turn left onto Gay Street. then straight down Gay Street, a quick loop through the Old City, then get back onto Gay Street. Once you get to the 4th & Gill neighborhood, you will stay on Luttrell; turn around just before Glenwood and head back the same course to Gay Street. Do NOT run through the Old City loop on the way back; stay on Gay Street until you turn right on Wall Avenue and cross the mat at the Finish Line. The course will be well marked with cones, green arrows, course monitors and Knoxville Police Department officers. Stay safe, stay on course, and Happy Running!


Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Parking available in Market Square garage on the corner of Wall Avenue & Walnut Street, or any public parking garage.


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