Kickoff to Kinnick was created in 2014 to provide support for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. Each year the amazing students of the University of Iowa dance for 24 hours to raise funds to support children diagnosed with cancer at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. In it's 26 year history, Dance Marathon has raised $30,388,382.85 all For the Kids! Kickoff to Kinnick 5K is a run/walk finishing on the 50 yard line of historic Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA. Over 5,000 runners and walkers of all ages have participated in the event, with most saying it's their favorite race they've ever done. Join us virtually in 2020 for the 7th annual event, benefiting the University of Iowa Dance Marathon!