Every October thousands turn out in downtown Cedar Rapids for the Especially for You Women’s Race
Against Breast Cancer 5K run/walk. This is the events’ 18th year and participation has grown – from a little over a thousand the first year to over 10,000 last year. According to the event literature, more than 4,000 women have used the money raised from our local event to help fund breast exams, mammographies, ultrasounds or surgical consolation.
I’m lucky enough to work somewhere that organizes a team and so it’s very easy for me to participate. Last year was my first year, and unfortunately the event was canceled due to bad weather. This year the weather should be dry and pretty nice, although it will surely be brisk at 8 am when the race kicks off.
The high on Sunday was only in the mid-50s but the cool air didn’t stop hundreds from attending the 29th annual RiverRun. Event coordinators are reporting an increase in both attendance and money raised!
More than 1,700 runners registered this year – up from 1,484 last year. Coordinators also said a record number of volunteers donated time this year to help with the event.
Last year, the run generated $15,000 for Extend the Dream, the nonprofit organization that operates Uptown Bill’s Small Mall in downtown Iowa City. The group expects to beat the $15,000 mark this year, especially considering some large donations from area businesses.
This recap will be updated as more information is learned and final results released.
And the winners are… Race Results
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The University of Iowa’s 29th annual RiverRun is Sunday, April 27th. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the IMU. You can participate individually or with your friends by signing up for the 5k team competition. Children ages 2-8 can participate in the Hawkeye Hustle which begins at 10:30. After the race, local vendors will be present at the Fitness Fair in Hubbard Park. Visit the RiverRun Web page to signup, www.uiowa.edu/~riverrun
If you are unable to participate in the race RiverRun is also looking for volunteers on race day. Check out the RiverRun Web site or call 319-335-3846 for more information on registration and volunteering for the race.
Last year almost 1,500 people ran along the River and though Iowa City for this great cause. The RiverRun Executive Committee is aiming for an even greater participation this year.
University of Iowa RiverRun is a 5k run/walk/wheelchair & 10K run/wheelchair race. All proceeds of the race will benefit Uptown Bill’s Small Mall, which is a collection of businesses owned and operated by people with disabilities.
For any questions please feel free to contact Jess Cole (Executive Director) at email@example.com or 319-325-0608.
Read a recap of the event!