MERF 1216, Iowa City
The UI Doc Dash is a 5K race/walk that takes its route through the hospital campus and surrounding neighborhood. It is a 30-year tradition supported by the Carver College of Medicine and will take place this year at 9 AM on April 7th, 2018. A shorter children’s race (dubbed the ‘Doc-ling Dash’) will start at 8:30 AM. In addition to healthcare professionals, the race is geared to the general public.
UI Doc Dash is a wonderful opportunity to help support the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic and the UI Mobile Clinic. All proceeds from the event will be donated to these organizations that provide services to under-served populations who lack health insurance. This is a family event and you can run, walk, or just show up to play games and eat food! Kids get a chance to run with Herky the Hawk during the Docling Race. There are STEM activities and face painting. Saturday April 7th – 8am check in!
The children’s Doc-ling Dash is in its second year! The children’s run will consist of a roughly 1/2 mile course which will have stops along the way so that the kids can pick up stickers and other prizes. The interactive race course is meant to inspire kids to have fun while doing something healthy. Because our goal is to get children from the community out doing a healthy activity, both the 1/2 mile Doc-ling Dash and the 5K are FREE to children under 14.
Too busy or out of town? Sign up for our VIRTUAL run. You can run on your own and post your time on Facebook. We will send you a magnet and you can also get a shirt! You can also donate and help our cause!