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Run for the Schools

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The 2017 Run for the Schools race will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  This family-friendly event includes Half-Mile, Mile, 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon races, with participants ranging in age from 2 to over 70.

Race participants have the opportunity to raise money for our schools in one of 3 ways:

Run or Walk in the race (Pick a school to support on the registration form to earn your favorite school more money!)
Make a donation for Run for the Schools to the ICCSD Foundation
Volunteer to help on race day

The race is title sponsored by MidwestOne Bank and is hosted by Iowa City Road Races.  The event has been raising money for Iowa City Community School District and Regina Catholic schools since 1999.  In 2016, ICCSD schools received over $68,000 in total from the race proceeds!

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Money raised for ICCSD schools through Run for the Schools benefits the ICCSD Foundation’s Excellence Fund – our fund that supports programs such as School of the Wild, Symphony Goes to School, Visiting Author, STEM and MakerSpace related initiatives in the secondary schools, LiveArts@Hancher, KinderTales, and staff recognition and events.

2016 Run for the Schools Results

Congratulations to 2016 TORCH trophy winners (schools with the highest percentage of student race registrants based on enrollment):

First Place – Shimek Elementary  – 16.74% participationtrophy-presentation-2016

Second Place – Hoover Elementary – 16.61% participation

Third Place – Lincoln Elementary – 14.35% participation

Run for the Schools is a major fundraiser for the Iowa City Community School District schools.  In November 2016, the Iowa City Road Race (ICRR) group delivered Participation Award checks to our schools totaling $9,300 and they donated an additional $34,000 to the ICCSD Foundation to benefit all of the schools!  The awards to our individual schools’ libraries and physical education departments are based on the number of students, parents/friends, and school staff that walked, ran or volunteered for the event.

In total, between individual school awards, voluntary donations to the ICCSD Foundation, and the race proceeds that are donated back to the ICCSD Foundation by the ICRR group, the 2016 run brought in almost $69,000 for our schools!  

Need more information, go to www.runfortheschools.com


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