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UI Dance Marathon FTK Day 5K and Family Picnic

IOWA CITY, IA— University of Iowa Dance Marathon is excited to announce that this year’s FTK Day 5K and Family Picnic will take place at Lower City Park in Iowa City on Sunday, October 2nd, with the race beginning at 10 AM and the picnic following at 11 AM.

The price of attendance for the 5K and picnic is $40, with all proceeds going towards the financial and emotional support that Dance Marathon strives to provide. Admission to FTK Day includes running in the 5K, an athletic T-shirt for all runners, and a post-race meal provided by Z’Mariks. All runners will be chip-timed and have their times emailed to them. The first 23 finishers will receive a medal.

FTK Day is an incredible opportunity for those who attend to interact with the kiddos and families involved in Dance Marathon. Join DM for a day packed with lots of games, inflatables, and many other activities.

 "FTK Day is always one of Dance Marathon's biggest annual events of the year,” says Development Director Michael Caligiuri. “It's so exciting to have over 500 people participate in our 5k run/walk and get the opportunity to interact with our DM families and kids throughout the day. This year, we want to make FTK Day even bigger, so signup today!" This event is popular among dancers and kiddos alike. “I look forward to all family events,” says DM kiddo Livee Kellicut. “FTK is a lot of fun with all of the activities. There is so much to do!”

To register for this event please click on the link below:

 Register by September 20th to be guaranteed a shirt!


If inquiring any additional information please contact Michael Caligiuri at


Media Contact: Ameena Chaudhry