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In 1984, a family lost their son in a fatal car accident.

Thirty years later, we continue to remember that son – Kirk Goodwin – in hosting this event while raising funds to support local medical needs. We believe The KGR has great potential in the Abilene community and greater potential in the West Texas area. Because of our sponsors, charitable donors, and runners, The Kirk Goodwin Run has been providing financial and emotional support to families struggling with significant medical expenses. Over the years, we have raised nearly $200,000.00 for families in need.

This year our beneficiary is Kaile Norris Williams. Kaile, who had to medically withdraw from Abilene Christian University, is battling gastroparesis, an incurable disease where your stomach cannot process food or water. Kaile has lost over 70lbs since her diagnosis three years ago. She is currently in Houston fighting for her life on IV nutrition while they search for treatments. Kaile got married in January and has extensive hospital bills. Consider running and partnering with us as we try to cover her hospital bills and take as much of this burden off as possible.

Event details and schedule

The KGR 5K is Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. starting at Abilene Christian University (near the corner of Campus Court & E North 16th St).

Please arrive prior to 8:30 a.m. to ensure you can be at the starting line in plenty of time. There is parking on campus. 

Packet Pickup

You will be able to pick up your packets the week before the race, Wednesday-Friday (April 18-20), in Abilene Christian University's Campus Center from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you cannot make that time, we will have a tent set up near the starting line, outside ACU's Hardin Administration building, on race day from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. to distribute packets. 

Organised by

The Kirk Goodwin Run

1600 campus court, Abilene

Phone: 8179943869

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