Raising kidney cancer awareness
in the name of retired Tulsa Police Sgt. Mike Garner


Sgt. Garner

A 30-year veteran of law enforcement, Sgt. Garner retired in March of 2002 as Traffic Safety Coordinator for the Tulsa Police Department – the last half of his career devoted exclusively to traffic and child passenger safety.

A leader in his field, Dad co-founded the Oklahoma Buckledown Awards in 1993, quickly becoming the state’s largest law enforcement recognition program. That same year he joined Mary Beth Ogle, a nurse from the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, and Tom Hufford, a Tulsa Firefighter, in founding Safe Kids Tulsa.

Both programs would ultimately bring law enforcement, the medical community, and local government agencies together working towards a common goal – protecting Oklahoma’s children and families.

The recipient of numerous local and national awards for outstanding achievement, Dad took great personal satisfaction participating in hands-on training and leading grassroots efforts for child passenger safety. And he successfully championed legislative drives to pass Oklahoma’s seatbelt and child restraint laws.

His energy and passion were contagious and his dedication to the community was surpassed only by his love for his family. The “Seatbelt Man” as he was affectionately known will always be remembered for his tireless service and the inspiring way in which he lived. Had you met him you would have never known he battled kidney cancer for 10 years.

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Kidney Cancer Facts

  • 1.3 million
    diagnosed with cancer last year
  • 50,000
    diagnosed with kidney cancer last year
  • 200,000
    kidney cancer survivors living in the U.S.
  • 2x
    more often kidney cancer occurs in males than females

Would you like to help fight kidney cancer?




The 11th Annual Michael J. Garner Renal Run™️ 5K course is a flat, fast, scenic, and USA Track & Field certified. The loop trail course starts and finishes at River West Festival Park.



River West Festival Park 2100 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107



Saturday, June 15th, 2019
5:00 AM – Registration Opens
7:00 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
7:30 AM – 5 KM Race Starts
8:30 AM – Awards & Donuts


Do you have a PR in you?


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Contact Info

General Info


Mike Garner, Co-Founder/Race Director

+918 629 6783


Jennifer Garner Degner, Co-Founder/Sponsorship

+210 445 2271