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University of Iowa Dance Marathon FTK Day 5K and Family Picnic

The 5k and Family Picnic will take place at Shelter #7, Lower City Park in Iowa City on September 27th. The 5k will begin at 10am and finish at 11am. The picnic will then commence at 11am and wrap up around 2pm.

The price of admission for the 5k and picnic is $35, with all proceeds going to Dance Marathon. Admittance includes: running in the 5k, a custom designed Nike Dri-Fit T-shirt, and a Z'mariks lunch post-race. If chosen to run/walk in the 5k, packet pickup is on Friday, September 25th and Saturday the 26th, runners get a Running Wild bag filled with coupons, fliers for races, and much more.

During theses events, participants will have the opportunity to interact with the kiddos and families of Dance Marathon. This ranges from a family speaker, running with the families, and if you are up for it, having your face painted by a kiddo!

For any participants interested in knowing their time for the 5k (maybe if you are running inChicago Marathon this October), timers will be available upon request.

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

or visit

Register before September 11th to be guaranteed a shirt!

This is an annual event to fundraise and raise awareness for the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon. If inquiring any additional information please contact Amanda Durham at

Media Contact: Evan Furlong