Thank you to everyone for making last year such a success!

This year's
race will be held on Saturday, March 28th, at 9 AM. Registration will open soon.

As usual, we will be holding a 5K run/walk to support the Free Medical Clinic and University Mobile Clinic.  We will also be holding a Fun Run for children before the start of the 5K and then providing a "kids corral" with educational STEM based activities for grade K-8 during the 5K race. Children 4 and older are invited to the "kids corral" during the 5k race free of charge.


What: 5K Race and Free Fun Run for kids

When: 5K race starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 28th.  Children's Fun Run 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 will be available for purchase for an extra $7.50.

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 ‘Docling 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 Fun Run

The children's fun run is a new addition this 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 fun run and the 5K are FREE to children under 14.