Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one entrance to Zeta Tau Alpha's 5K for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education on Sunday, October 23, at 11:30 a.m. (up to a $30 value). Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
After adopting The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as its national philanthropy project in 1992, Zeta Tau Alpha women's fraternity has worked to raise funds and awareness for the disease at college campuses across the country. The University of Iowa chapter's annual 5K corrals runners, walkers, and pogo stickers in the heart of Iowa City's Lower City Park to kick off the 3.1-mile race, which runs a circular route through campus. After participants cross the finish line, a post-race celebration awards prizes to top finishers and restocks energy reserves for all with food and drinks served by event sponsors. Runners can also opt for a complimentary massage to soothe tired muscles or whimpering tennis shoes, and participants take home an event T-shirt (while supplies last) to commemorate the trek.
200 E Park Rd.
Iowa City, Iowa 52246Get Directions