Atlantic Recreation Center
2500 Atlantic Avenue
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Join us for the 12th Annual Katie Ride, benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation’s organ donor education and awareness raising programs. The Katie Ride takes place on Amelia Island, Florida with routes covering 18 to 103 mile courses, off-road options, a walk and fun run, and a marathon spin class!
Routes course through majestic state parks, ecological preserves and offer 40 miles of stunning coastal views. Make a weekend of it and take advantage of Katie Ride special rates offered by our lodging partners!
Breakfast, lunch, free Katie Ride t-shirt, after event massage, medal upon completion, discounts on awesome gear, and amazing fully supported cycling, walk and run routes. Plus, the knowledge that you are changing lives for the better! Minimum fundraising requirements in addition to registration fees are associated with all events.
Proceeds benefit the Katie Caples Foundation's organ donor education and awareness raising programs. To learn more about Katie Caples and where your fundrsiaing goes please visit here. Yes, Saves Lives. Please register to be an organ donor!
The Katie Ride is a premier bicycle touring event catering to cyclists of all abilities. The annual fundraiser is held on beautiful Amelia Island ("Top 10 Island in the United States" - Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Choice Awards) and features routes of 103 miles, 63 miles, 34 miles, 18 miles and an off-road ride through Fort Clinch. The event was created in 2005 to raise awareness for organ donation and support the Katie Caples Foundation nationally recognized organ donor education program. The 12th anniversary of the event is Saturday, April 16, 2016. Stay tuned for the "official" maps of our new an improved routes!
Katie Walk & Fun Run
The Katie Walk was introduced in 2009 by popular demand as an alternative to the ride and the Fun Run was added in 2014. Both the Walk and Fun Run are routed through Egans Creek Greenway and courses over uneven trails and paths. For more information on Egans Creek please check out this link. Stay tuned for the "official" Katie Walk & Fun Run map.
Who Rides? Who Walks? Who Runs?
From avid cyclists to those who "pull out the beach cruiser a couple of times each year" - the ride truly caters to everyone. And if cycling isn't your thing you can join the increasingly popular Katie Walk. The Katie Run is a "fun run" and not timed.
Why We Ride & Walk & Run
More than 125,000 adults and children in the United States are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. On average, 21 people will die each day in the United States due to a lack of available organs for transplant. And while 90% of Americans say they support organ donation, less than 44% are currently registered. Funds raised through this event support the Katie Caples Foundation and its mission to increase the number of registered organ donors to eliminate the wait for individuals on the national transplant list.
Proceeds from the Katie Ride event support the Katie Caples Foundation nationally recognized organ donor education program.
CYCLISTS (103, 63, 34, 18 & Off-Road) MUST RAISE A MINIMUM OF $125 (IN ADDITION TO THE REGISTRATION FEE) BEFORE CHECK-IN TO PARTICIPATE.
WALKERS and FUN RUNNERS MUST RAISE A MINIMUM OF $50 (IN ADDITION TO THE REGISTRATION FEE) BEFORE CHECK-IN TO PARTICIPATE.
ALL UNDER 18 Participants are NOT required to fundraise, however, they are encouraged to complete a participant profile, recruit, promote through social media and fundraise to support the Foundation.
Katie Caples Foundation
914 Atlantic Avenue, Ste 1A
Amelia Island, FL 32034