Salt Lake City Marathon

Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude have completed the third marathon in the 1K12M challenge: the Salt Lake City Marathon, which took place on Saturday, April 22, 2023.


NKR Sponsored AthleteTimePaceRanking
Matt Cavanaugh2:52:07 (GPS time: 2:49:43)6:34 min/mi6/1,019 (overall)
6/697 (male)
2/80 (male 40-44)
Hilary Baude3:48:438:43 min/mi160/1,019 (overall)
29/322 (female)
6/46 (female 40-44)

1K12M in the News

  • Utah kidney donors participate in Salt Lake City Marathon to dispel misconceptions about physical limits Watch the video
  • ML (Matt) Cavanaugh: The superpower on the other side of kidney donation Read the article

Supporting transplant centers:

  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • University of Utah

1K12M and the NKR

The National Kidney Registry is sponsoring the 1K12M (1 Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge, in which kidney donor athletes Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude will complete 12 marathons within one year—shattering the misperception that kidney donation imposes physical limits on donors. Along the way, they hope to raise awareness for the need for living kidney donors like themselves and motivate other athletes to consider donation.

Other organizations offering support:

For more information on 1K12M, contact Matt Cavanaugh at

Financial Contributions

If you would like to support 1K12M in its efforts to raise awareness for living kidney donation, please consider making a financial donation to the National Kidney Donation Organization (NKDO).

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Founding Sponsors

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Registry
  • National Kidney Donation Organization

Supporting Sponsors

  • Transplant Genomics
  • Penn Medicine Transplant Institute