Thousands of people are expected to participate in the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, which will cause some travel delays along the race route. 

Roads along the route will not completely close to traffic, but portions will be reduced and slow moving. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. The run starts at 9 a.m. 

The route begins on Hawkins Drive next to the Ronald McDonald House and Carver-Hawkeye Arena, then travels down Hawkins to the Coralville Strip (Highway 6), turns onto Mormon Trek Boulevard, then Melrose Avenue and ends on the field inside Kinnick Stadium.

Spectators are encouraged to come see the finish, but must remain in the stands. Only participants with bibs can be on the field.

The event benefits University of Iowa Dance Marathon. To learn more, visit

Date of publication

Wednesday, September 18, 2019