About River Run

RiverRun is a 5K run, walk, and wheelchair race held in Iowa City each April. The race started in 1979, and it partnered with Uptown Bill's and Extend the Dream Foundation in 2005 to raise money for people with physical and mental disabilities. Our 40th Anniversary race will take place on Sunday, April 14th 2019 along the trails of Iowa City near the Iowa River!


RiverRun will be partnering with Student Health & Wellness in the spring on a program which will coordinate with students who want to train for the 5k race. The program will be free to participate in and is made of teams of different abilities led by captains that lead the team in their training. Check back closer to race day for more details!

Check out last year's 5k training program:


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River Run Proceeds

A large portion of the proceeds from the 2019 race will go to help support Uptown Bill's, which is sponsored by the non-profit group Extend the Dream Foundation. Read More


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