Student and Academic Life

DanceBlue’s Annual 5K Registration is Closing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2020) — University of Kentucky DanceBlue’s 5K registration is about to close. This year, the virtual event allows participants to register until Nov. 7 with no official start or end times. 

This is the perfect opportunity to take your gaming ventures outdoor and compete for first place among your family and friends! DanceBlue will provide course suggestions for your walk/run, but you can get creative with your track.

In addition, proceeds from the 5K will benefit the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic, making it a great event for an even greater cause. All are welcome to participate.

To register for the 5K, visit https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-happenings/danceblue-s-annual-5k-registration-open. For your registration total to count toward a mini marathon, use code “Minis2020” and receive $5 off your registration fee.

Even if you have not gotten in on the fun of DanceBlue’s 5K, you can still support DanceBlue through the fundraising opportunities this week:

Magee’s: From Nov. 6-8, 10% of your Magee’s purchase will go toward fundraising efforts with the simple mention of DanceBlue. Dancers also have the opportunity to receive a total of 15 spirit points (five per day) with a purchase at Magee’s. 

John’s Run Walk Shop: Through Nov. 7, 10% of purchases will be donated to the kids when you mention DanceBlue at checkout. Dancers can earn five spirit points with a purchase.

DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky's 24-hour, no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund. The DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic opened its brand-new facility in 2017 after a complete renovation funded solely from DanceBlue. For more information about DanceBlue, registration information or to support its efforts, please visit www.danceblue.org. Connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danceblue and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKDanceBlue and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/uk_danceblue/.

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