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The Doc Dash 5K walk/run begins at 9 AM on Saturday, March 28th.
As is tradition, we will be holding a 5K run/walk to support the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic and the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic. We will also be holding a "Doc-ling Dash" for children a half-hour before the start of the 5K. Educational STEM based activities for grade K-8 will be provided during the 5K race for children 4 and older, but parent/guardian supervision is expected.
What: 5K Race and free Doc-ling Dash for kids
When: 5K race starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 28th. Children's Doc-ling Dash preceding the 5K, starting at 8:30 am.
Where: Starting and ending at the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF, 375 Newton Road, Iowa City)
Before March 22nd - $20*
March 22nd - March 27th - $25*
Race Day (March 28th) - $30*
*Race T-shirts are available for purchase for an extra $6.50. Your order and size cannot be guaranteed after March 15th.
About Doc Dash
The Doc Dash is a 5K race/walk that takes its route through the hospital campus and surrounding neighborhood. It is a 26-year tradition supported by the Carver College of Medicine and will take place this year at 9 AM on March 28th. A shorter children’s race (dubbed the ‘Doc-ling Dash') will start at 8:30 a.m. In addition to healthcare professionals, the race is geared to the general public.
Who Does Doc Dash Support?
We donate all proceeds to the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic and the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic. These Iowa City organizations provide services to under-served populations who lack health insurance. Additionally, the Mobile Clinic draws its volunteers entirely from the College of Medicine and students of other healthcare disciplines to aid in the training of future healthcare professionals.
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About the Doc-ling Dash
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.