Run for the Schools

The 2020 Run for the Schools race is going virtual!  For this family-friendly event, pick your distance when you register – Half-Mile, Mile, 5K, 10K, or a Half-Marathon – and walk or run anytime in October 2020! Learn more about how to participate in a virtual race in the video below.

You can register individually or as a family or group of four.  Register by September 30 to get your Run for the Schools T-shirt!

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Race participants have the opportunity to raise money for our schools by:

Runing or Walking in the race (Pick a school to support on the registration form to earn your favorite school more money!) OR
Making a donation for Run for the Schools to the ICCSD Foundation.

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 – contributing over $700,000 to our community schools.

Run for the Schools is a major fundraiser for the Iowa City Community School District schools.  In fall 2019, the Iowa City Road Race (ICRR) group delivered Participation Award checks to our schools totaling $7,600.  These 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 addition, ICRR donated an additional $23,400 to the ICCSD Foundation to benefit all of the schools!

Money raised for ICCSD schools through Run for the Schools benefits the ICCSD Foundation’s Excellence Fund – our fund that supports programs in all of the schools 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.

Program Sponsors

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