Atlantic Recreation Center 2500 Atlantic Avenue Amelia Island, FL 32034
Join us for the 15th 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 63 mile courses, a walk and fun run, and a fun triathlon!
Routes take you 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!
Registration includes: 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 programs. To learn more about Katie Caples and how your fundraising saves lives, 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 63 miles, 34 miles, and 18 miles. The event was created in 2005 to raise awareness for organ donation and support the Katie Caples Foundation's nationally recognized organ donor education program. The 14th anniversary of the event is Saturday, April 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the "official" maps!
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.
Katie Fun Tri
That is right! We've added this year a "fun" triathlon for all you folks interested in a new kind of challenge. Start with a 300 yard swim in the Atlantic Recreation Center pool, then the 18 mile road ride and finish with a 5K run through Egan's Creek. Not your traditional triathlon but WOW what a challenge. This is NOT a race, and it will not be chipped or timed. Registration is limited.
Who Rides? Who Walks? Who Runs? Who Swims?
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. Our participants are committed to the cause of the Katie Caples Foundation, plus the routes are pretty darn amazing!
Why We Ride & Walk & Run
Nearly 120,000 adults and children in the United States are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. On average, 22 people will die each day in the United States due to a lack of available organs for transplant. And while 95% of Americans say they support organ donation, less than 54% 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.
ADULTS for CYCLING and TRI events $25 until 12/31. Registration $50 from 1/1 - 4/8. Online registration closes 4/8. Register in person on 4/12 and 4/13. Details are here! Register here!
ADULTS for WALKING events $20 until 12/31. Registration $30 from 1/1 - 4/8. Online registration closes 4/8. Register in person on 4/12 and 4/13. Details are here! Register here!
UNDER 18 for Cycling and Tri events is $25 until 12/31. Registration $50 from 1/1 - 4/8. Online registration closes 4/8. Register in person on 4/12 and 4/13. Details are here! Register here!
UNDER 18 for Walk & Fun Run is $20 until 12/31. Registration $30 from 1/1 - 4/8. Online registration closes 4/8. Register in person on 4/12 and 4/13. Details are here! Register here!
MILITARY REGISTRATION FOR ALL EVENTS is $15. Online registration closes 4/8. Register in person on 4/12 and 4/13. Details are here! Register here!
Proceeds from the Katie Ride event support the Katie Caples Foundation's nationally recognized organ donor education program.
CYCLISTS (63, 34, 18 & Off-Road) MUST RAISE A MINIMUM OF $100 (IN ADDITION TO THE REGISTRATION FEE) BEFORE CHECK-IN TO PARTICIPATE.
KATIE FUN TRI-ATHLETES must raise a minimum of $100 (IN ADDITION TO THE REGISTRATION FEE) BEFORE CHECK-IN TO PARTICIPATE.
WALKERS and FUN RUNNERS MUST RAISE A MINIMUM OF $30 (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.
For full Terms & Conditions/Waivers & Agreements for participation, please visit here.
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to participate, however MUST be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian who participates in the same event. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to participate in the open road cycling events.