• Donor Dash 5K

    Donor Dash 5K

Andy Nelesen Donor Dash 5K

Run for a cause at the Andy Nelesen Donor Dash 5k in loving memory of Andy Nelesen. This course winds past Gunflint Park and through the tree lined DNR Service Center and Fish Hatchery and back around the stunning Agora Complex. The 5k is family friendly and provides enough of a challenge for those wanting to push themselves for a 5K PR. Interested in testing your speed and stamina? If you finish in the top 15 males and top 15 females you will be entered into the Kwik Trip $1,000 Mile taking place at 7:00 PM. Don't miss this test of speed as we crown the top male and female with $1,000 for their prowess and speed. <img "alignclass=center" src="https://fitchburgfestivalofspeed.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/12/Festival-of-Speed-Logo.png" alt="" />

Andy Nelesen Donor Dash 5K

What you get

  • Gender Specific Event T-Shirt *women's sizes are fitted and tend to run small, please refer to sizing chart when registering
  • Official Race Bib
  • Finisher Coaster
  • One Free Beer (for those 21+)
  • A Fun Adventure For The Whole Family!

What you get

Course Map

Course Map

About Andy Nelesen

Andy Nelesen had a tragic end in 2010 with a hemorrhaged blood vessel in his brain. At 38 his passing was much too soon. Andy felt strongly about organ donation and gave everything he could. He wished to donate his organs in order for others to improve their quality of life. As an award-winning journalist in Green Bay and member of the community, Andy took pride in everything including a passion for local live music. The first Wisconsin Donor Dash was May 22nd, 2010 in Green Bay with more than 250 participants. The 2021 Donor Dash will bring live music and organ donor awareness together with the 5K run and post event live music entertainment in conjunction with the Festival of Speed. This event hopes to capture the spirit and importance of what organ donation provides to the community and organ recipients. Andy was a man of integrity and care that was great by many measures. His final gift was his organs. Through this event we hope we will be able to achieve a greater level of awareness in the community for the benefit of organ donation. With your help and generosity we will be able to honor Andy and promote the benefits of organ donation within the community.

About Andy Nelesen

UW Organ and Tissue Donation

By registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in the National Donate Life Registry, you are helping to save lives and give hope to the 110,000 people in the United States currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Thousands more people are in need of tissue or corneal transplants to restore health. One donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. 95% of Americans support donation, but only 60% are registered — help us bridge the gap! Learn more here!

UW Organ and Tissue Donation