FAQ's

Q.  What makes Iowa Donor Network's Green 5K so special?  A. The Green 5K brings together hundreds of supporters of organ, eye and tissue donation to celebrate the gift of life.

Q. Do I have to register to participate? A. All participants, supporters, and attendees are encouraged to register so we can properly account for all individuals in attendance from a safety perspective. All proceeds from the Green 5K benefit Iowa Donor Network programs and save and improve lives.

Q. What is included in my race packet?  A. Your race packet will include a finisher medallion, cooling Donate Life neck gaiter/headwrap, and printable race bib.  Youth registrations will include a finisher medal and printable race bib.  If you'd like to receive the neck gaiter, you must register as an adult. Medals can only be guaranteed for the first 600 registrants.

Q.  When is the last day I can register and still guarantee a race packet?  A. April 8, 2021 is the last day to register for the Green 5K and still be guaranteed the race swag.

Q.  Can I register the day of the event?  A.  Yes, you can. Registering for the 5K prior to race day is encouraged and the only way to guarantee you will receive the event race packet.

Q.  I live out of state. Can I still participate virtually?  A.  Yes. We love to see our supporters from around the United States support Iowa Donor Network and organ, eye and tissue donation. Choose [OPTION] to register virtually.

Q. Will this race be timed?  A.  Yes. 5K race times will be collected for those who register as runners only. 

Q. Is there an age limit on how young or old a competitor can be?  A. No. But please check with your doctor first if you have concerns.

Q.  I purchased a Circle of Life Garden poster; where can I see this?  A. All Circle of Life Garden signs will be displayed at in person events only.  If you wish to submit a photo of your loved one for the virtual program, you may do so from the "Resources, Why I Walk/Run" tab.

Q.  Are there refunds?  A. Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds for this event.

Q. When and where is packet pick-up?  A. There will not be a packet pick-up for the 2021 Virtual Green 5K.  Race packets will be mailed to race participants who register by April 8th.

Q.  Do I have to fundraise?  A.  The Green 5K is Iowa Donor Network's largest fundraising event of the year, but we do not require all participants to fundraise. Fundraising is encouraged and welcomed to help keep special programs and events for donor families running.

Q.  When does fundraising end?  A. Fundraising for the 2022 Green 5K will end on Friday, May 20th.

Q.  What do I do with money I have collected offline?  A. Donations collected offline can be mailed to Iowa Donor Network, c/o Anna Hobart, 550 Madison Ave., North Liberty, IA 52317 or delivered to an Iowa Donor Network office. If the money should be directed towards a specific team's fundraising goals, please specify.

Q.  Who should checks be made out to?  A. Check contributions for your team should be made out to Iowa Donor Network. Please be sure to include the team or fundraiser's name in the memo line.

Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?  A. No, your registration fee helps defray the costs of producing the race and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate above the entry fee is tax-deductible.

Q. I still have questions after reading this - who can I contact?  A.  No problem - write us! ahobart(@)iadn(.).org