Record Number Run in Kickoff to Kinnick

Thousands compete as charity race celebrates its third year.


When the Hawkeye football team traveled to Rutgers on Sept. 24, another group of athletes swarmed the field at Kinnick Stadium.

More than 2,300 runners and walkers took part in the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K—a record number for the third-year event. Finishers were greeted by Herky and the Hawkeye cheerleaders on the Kinnick Stadium turf before joining our UI Alumni Association post-race party outside the stadium.

Former Hawkeye and NFL standout Tim Dwight, whose foundation helps organize the event, donned his running shoes to lead the pack. The race began near Carver-Hawkeye Arena and ended with runners pouring through the tunnel into Kinnick Stadium, where they received K2K medals at the finish line.

Adam Jones was the top male finisher in 15 minutes, 15 seconds, while Ashley Miller won the overall women’s division in 18:10. Complete race results can be found here.

The Amana Meat Shop and Millstream Brewery provided brats and beverages, and Lucky’s Market handed out bananas. HyVee and BioLife also provided sponsorship support. Proceeds from the event benefited the UI Children’s Hospital and the Tim Dwight Foundation.

Following the race, runners filled social media with photos from the event. Here are a few of our favorites:





Great day in Iowa City! Stay hungry my friends. -KYPF #k2k5k #6td #gohawks

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