River Run is more than a race.

River Run is a charitable organization that promotes physical fitness and fun for all ages and ability levels. Proceeds benefit the Extend the Dream Foundation.

2014 Results

5K Team

5K Overall

10K Overall




April 26th, 2015

Applications for the River Run Executive Board are now open! Available positions and descriptions are located in the application. Applications are due Friday, September 5th at 5pm.

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Packet Pickup

Fri., April 24, 4 pm-7 pm (Running Wild-Iowa City)

Sat., April 25, 11 am-5 pm (Running Wild-Iowa City)

Race Day, 6:30-8:15 am (Carver Hawkeye Arena)


9 am-12pm: Fitness Fair begins 

9 am: The 5K Run/Walk/Wheelchair

          5K Team Competition

          10K Run/Wheelchair

10:30 am: Hawkeye Hustle



Hawkeye Hustle

Hawkeye Hustle is a free 50-yard dash for children ages 2-8. Pre-registration is not required for the Hawkeye Hustle.

Fitness Fair

After the race, relax with food, drinks, entertainment and the latest in fitness. The Fitness Fair will present health, fitness and nutrition ideas through brochures, presentations, testing and booth set-ups. Some of our sponsors will be selling their merchandise as well. It is a FREE way to gain knowledge and ideas to live a healthier lifestyle!


RUNNING WILD will be selling their merchandise at the Fitness Fair. Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on running gear!

Want to help out at River Run?Sign Up Here


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Setup and take down of the Fitness Fair
  • Traffic Control Workers
  • Let runners know their split times
  • Water Station Workers
  • Stuff registration packets before race day
  • Race Registration Workers 

Volunteer Training

Monday, April 20, 6 pm (Lucas Dodge Room, IMU)

Tuesday, April 21 , 6 pm (Lucas Dodge Room, IMU)

*At least one training session is mandatory.

Student Health and Wellness is recruiting Training Captains for The University of Iowa’s River Run Training Program. The Programs are TBD. Typically they run from the end of March to the Race Day. Each captain will lead 2 group runs throughout each week and 1 Sunday group run during the course of the training program. Anyone who enjoys motivating and helping others achieve their goals will be a perfect fit for our training program. We encourage all running levels.

The deadline to sign-up as a Training Captain is Sunday, February 22nd.


Thank you for Volunteering!

Bill Sackter

“A Friend Indeed – The Bill Sackter Story” is an inspiring new documentary showing how a forgotten man and an uncommon friendship shattered the world’s perceptions of people with disabilities.
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Uptown Bill's

RiverRun 2015 is proud to announce our continued association with Uptown Bill’s Small Mall of Iowa City. Uptown Bill’s is a collection of businesses owned and operated by people with disabilities and staffed by volunteers. The proceeds from the 2015 race will go to help support this organization, which is sponsored by the non-profit group Extend the Dream Foundation.
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Extend the Dream

Extend The Dream Foundation (EDF) was founded as a non-profit organization in Iowa in 1997. In 1999 it redefined its target to serve persons with disabilities and the aging. The mission of EDF is to assist these persons in establishing their own micro enterprises and in expanding their employment opportunities. The EDF also attempts to educate the public about "disability" through demonstration projects and media.
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John Marisie

Executive Director

Sangwoo Han

Race Director

Andrew Sotter

Volunteer Coordinator

Lauren Ossian

Marketing Director

Russell Valentin

Assistant Race Director

Aaron Haubrich

Registration Coordinator

Clare Goerdt

Development Coordinator

Kasey Krum

Finance Director

Jasmine Mangrum

Alumni Advisor

Nellie Hermanson

CSIL Advisor

Peg Fraser