Run for the Schools, a run benefiting students from the Iowa City Community School District and Regina Catholic Education Center, will take place Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. 

Several roads will close for the half-mile, mile, 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races. Road closures will begin at 4 a.m. and all roads are anticipated to reopen by noon. No parking signs will be posted along the route and vehicles not moved before 3 a.m. will be towed.

The longer runs begins at 9 a.m., with the course beginning at the intersection of East Washington and Gilbert streets, near the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. Shorter races begin at 8 a.m. "No Parking" signs will be enforced from Linn Street to Muscatine Avenue at the finish line. 

View the map above for specific closures, or check the interactive map for the race at the Run for the Schools' website.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and seek another route during the run. 

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Route map for the 2021 Iowa City Run for the Schools

Date of publication

Tuesday, October 19, 2021