7th Annual Kick It 5k

Benefiting the Kosten Foundation

Sunday, April 2nd at 1:00pm
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38120
United States

Event Description:

Fight Pancreatic Cancer at the 7th Annual Kick It 5K Benefiting the Kosten Foundation at Shelby Farms Park on April 2, 2017


Register for the Kick It 5K Before March 6 to be Entered into a Drawing to Win a Fitbit


Memphis, Tenn., March 3, 2017 – The 7th Annual Kick It 5K will take place Sunday, April 2 at Shelby Farms Park at 2 p.m. The all-ages event includes a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk, opportunities for spirit runners, entertainment, and food vendors. Registration is open athttps://kickit5k.racesonline.com/. Individuals who register on or before March 6 will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit!


“We are excited to announce the 7th annual Kick It 5K. This event has grown to be our biggest annual fundraising opportunity,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “Last year we had almost 2,000 people attend, helping us to raise a record-setting $125,000. It’s a fun time for everyone, with the actual run, the fun walk, Corky’s BBQ, live music and fun photo booth, people of all ages will have a great time while helping to raise awareness and fund pancreatic cancer research at our own University of Tennessee Health Science Center.”


The Kick It 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support, who has raised over $1,000,000 for pancreatic cancer research over the years.


Runners participating in the 5K and one-mile walkers may take advantage of an early bird discount of a $25 donation to register and participate through March 15. Registration donations increase to $30 from March 16 through April 2, and $35 on race day. Spirit runners registration donations are $15 through March 15, $20 from March 16 through April 2, and $25 on race day. Survivors run/walk free.


Online registration is available now through April 1 at midnight at this linkhttps://kickit5k.racesonline.com/.  Mail-in registration closes March 25 at midnight.


Race Day Itinerary:

12:30 p.m. Race Shirt Pick Up, Bib Number pick up and Registration Begins

1:00 p.m. EVENT BEGINS

1:00 p.m. Pre-Race Live Entertainment Begins/Team Pictures

1:30 p.m. Survivor Ceremony and Photo

1:45 p.m. Registration Ends/Runners make their way to starting line

1:55 p.m. Last minute race instructions and recognition of race sponsors


2:10 p.m. 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Begins

2:15 p.m. Post-Race Entertainment by Tom, Dick, and Harry

2:30 p.m. Post-Race Party Begins with Corky’s BBQ

3:20 p.m. Thank you message from Kosten Foundation

3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony


Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Grandmasters – top one male and top one female in the 50-years old and older categories
  • Masters – top one male and top one female in the 40- to 49-year old category
  • Overall – the top three male and top three female participants in each age division.

Age divisions are: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+


Click to view the race map online - http://bit.ly/MapsKickIt5k


Race headquarters will be located on Mullins Station Road. Race organizers ask participants to enter from Mullins Station Road.

Donations are always accepted and can be submitted online via this link:http://bit.ly/DonateKickIt5K2017


Kick It 5K 2016 Photos: http://bit.ly/KickIt2016photos


Kick It 5K 2016 Results: http://bit.ly/KickIt2016results


To register and learn more visit:



The Kosten Foundation can be found online at:





About the Kosten Foundation:

The Kosten Foundation is a collaborative effort between the Herb Kosten Family and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Inspired by the death of Mr. Kosten due to pancreatic disease and the lack of community support and research progress toward this disease, his family initiated a grass-roots fundraising effort in the Memphis community. Founded in 2003, shortly after Herb’s death, the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund was established by his family in order to pay tribute to a man who battled cancer with dignity and courage. Their programs include a yearly symposium headlined by nationally recognized leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer, as well as fellowship training for future pancreatic cancer surgeons. They also also host a monthly support group meeting, providing hope and help for patients and their families. Annual tennis tournaments, beginning in 2004, were held for several years and the first annual Kick It 5K run/walk was held in 2011. The event has grown significantly over the years, with more than 2000 participants in 2016.  The 2017 Kick It 5K will be held on April 2, 2017 at Shelby Farms Park - visit www.kickit5k.racesonlinecom