The inaugural Gift of Life 5K event was held in 2009. Over the past 9 years, the event has raised $36,748 for the Gift of Life Transplant House and has averaged 200 participants. Race Founder, AJ Patrick was staying at Gift of Life Transplant House in 2008 when the idea for this event first occurred. Even from out of state, AJ was able to successfully organize and plan this event for several years. We are grateful for all of his hard work over the years! Read AJ's story here.


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made the decision to go to a completely virtual event. This creates a safe environment for all of our participants while still allowing us to celebrate giving life & fundraising together!

Date:  September 13, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM

What: 5K Run or 2.5 Mile Walk

Who:  Everyone!

Our virtual event looks a little different than some others you may have seen. In fact, there is NO registration fee! Instead, we're setting a fundraising goal of $5,000 and encourage you to donate early & often.

How does it work?

Join our private Facebook page where you can connect with donors around the world and get updates on our fundraising goal.

On "race" day lace up those sneakers and head out to run or walk any distance of your choice. Just be sure to be back on the Facebook page by 10:00AM when our LIVE videos will begin streaming.

We'll be checking in with our participants, updating you on our fundraising goals, learning more about the Gift of Life Transplant House and organ donation, and there may even be some live entertainment! Make sure you stay tuned long enough to find out if you won a prize. Every one who donates to the fundraiser will be automatically entered to win!