Kickin' Kawasaki 5K - East Lansing

  East Lansing, MI
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The Kickin' Kawasaki 5K 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 kicks” so racers and volunteers will be encouraged to dress up their shoes, socks, leggings you name it! Prizes will be given to the top male, female, youth runners, and for the “koolest”, funniest, most original kicks.

Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body that primarily affects young children and infants. Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Although about 80 percent of patients are under five years of age, older children and teenagers can also get KD, but this is uncommon. KD is more common in boys than girls, and the majority of cases are diagnosed in the winter and early spring. It is not contagious.

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