• The RED SOCKS RUN is back.

  • Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Pull on your Red Socks this October and support for those affected by kidney disease.
This October, run like your life depends on it.

“There are more than 27,000 Australians living with kidney failure and over half of those need dialysis treatment to survive,” explains Chris Forbes, Kidney Health Australia Chief Executive Officer.

“On average they spend 60 hours per month strapped to a machine to clean their blood.  Their body gets extremely cold during treatment, especially their feet, so many wear socks. This is why we are asking people to don our special Red Socks in honour of these brave people and get involved in the Red Socks Run.”

From 1 October, Kidney Health Australia challenges people to run, walk or ride 60km over the month to combat kidney disease.  You can sign up as an individual, or as a team. Buy a pair of red socks, and raise money for treatments and awareness for kidney disease. 

“The shocking fact about kidney disease is that a person can lose up to 90 per cent of kidney function before any symptoms are apparent,” says Forbes.

“A person could be relatively fine one day and the next they could be in hospital facing a life sentence of continuous dialysis or on a transplant list, waiting for a suitable kidney donor.”

“You can run, walk or ride 60km over the month of October or choose your own goal. No matter how far you walk, run or ride, every kilometre will help someone whose life has been turned upside down by a kidney disease diagnosis.”

To find out more and sign up for the Kidney Health Red Socks Run, visit redsocksrun.org.au