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DOC DASH 2022: The Doc Dash 5K will be IN PERSON this year on April 16th, 2022! This will be the first Doc Dash we will spend together as a community since 2019!

Lace up your running shoes and take to our very own, beautiful downtown Iowa City on April 16th, 2022 to support the Free Medical & Dental Clinic of Iowa City and student-run UI Mobile Clinic. Sign up by March 31st to guarantee yourself a shirt!

NEW THIS YEAR: We are partnering with our PT school to add an adaptive division to this year’s race, aimed at increasing accessibility to all racing participants of any physical ability!

Don’t forget to take pictures of your run and share them with your fellow doc dashers by tagging us using @uidocdash or the hashtag #docdash on Instagram or Facebook!

Attention Racers!

Packet pickup will start on Friday April 15th. We highly encourage you to pick up your packet from MERF at the CCOM campus on Friday! Pickup will also be available on race day.

Due to high registration rates, our team would greatly appreciate early packet pickup! To express our appreciation, you will be ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE for every packet picked up to win one of the following prizes:

  • One of 3 Oasis gift cards, $15 each

  • A Datenight package provided by Filmscene

  • One $25 gift card to World of Bikes

Do you know other people who are racing who are unable to pick up their packet Friday? Offer to pick it up for them! Each packet picked up is another entry for our raffle! Further details on times and locations for pickup will be sent via email to all registrants.


UI Doc Dash

Doc Dash is a 5K run/walk supported by the Carver College of Medicine. It takes a route through the hospital campus and surrounding neighborhood. The COVID-19 pandemic required this event to become virtual for two years, but we are lucky to have our 30+ year tradition in person for the first time since 2019! A shorter children’s race (dubbed the ‘Doc-ling Dash’) starts before the race, and this year there will be an additional adaptive division in partnership with our very own Physical Therapy school.

Don’t forget to share photos from your Doc Dash with us on social media! In addition to healthcare professionals, the race is geared to the general public.

All proceeds are donated to the Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic and the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic. These Iowa City organizations provide services to under-served populations who are uninsured or under-insured. Additionally, the Mobile Clinic draws its volunteers entirely from the College of Medicine and students of other healthcare disciplines, including the Physical Therapy and Pharmacist schools, to aid in the training of future healthcare professionals.

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