Aurora was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease on April 11, 2012. She had been sick for days with high fevers peaking to 104.6; doctors could not figure out what was wrong. Multiple times she was misdiagnosed, first with Roseola, the a virul infection, followed by strep. When her fingers and toes began peeling, I was so terrified I didn't know what to do, so I took her to Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona. After multiple tests, we finally got the diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease, a day after going to the ER, shortly after the 10-day mark. 

We want to bring awareness of Kawasaki disease, with the help of this 5K and fun run, to help educate parents, physicians, and other others about the signs and symptoms, as well as contribute to the research for treatment without lifelong effects. Awareness and early diagnosis are essential to saving the hearts of children who are diagnosed with this rare disease. For more info please visit


About the Race

The Aurora's Kickin' Kawasaki 5k - Davenport, Iowa is a family friendly, kid-oriented race/walk dedicated to growing awareness and raising money for Kawasaki Disease.

The race has a theme of “kool socks” so racers and volunteers will be encouraged to dress up their socks to show support of KD! Prizes will be given to the top male, female, youth runners, and for the “koolest”, funniest, most original socks.

To have a shirt included in your registration, you MUST register by Friday, August 21st at noon. T-shirts will be available the day of if you miss the online deadline. They will be $15 each.

Packet pick up will only be the day of race. Arrive early to avoid lines at registration. You may also purchase extra event T-shirts at registration. 

7:30-9am Day of Registration and Packet Pick up

8:45am Pre race ceremonies

9am Adult Race Start

10:15am Kid's Race Start

10:45am Door Prize Drawing

11:30am Conclusion of Race

After the race stick around for the finish line festival with kid's entertainment, food and beverages!

$30 for adults, $15 kids (10 and under). Register now!

Credit Island Park • 2200 West River Drive • Davenport, Iowa
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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