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 information regarding the day of the event including timelines, sponsors, and vendors. If you are a TIMED runner your packet will also include your race bib. If you'd like to receive a Green 5K partipation medal you may purchase one upon registration. Medallions are only guaranteed for the top finishers in each category. 

Q.  When is the last day I can register and still guarantee a race packet?  

A. April 25, 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. Please note the cost for registration will increase for day-of registrations.

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 "Virtual Runner/Walker" or "Virtual Youth" to partipate in the 5K from afar. If you would like to support but do not feel up to taking part that day you may also choose "I Care But I'm Not Getting Off the Couch" if you are wanting to support.

Q. Will this race be timed?  

A.  Yes. 5K race times will be collected for those who register as TIMED only. If youth would like to be timed they must register as a TIMED runner/walker. 

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. We ask any children 5 years and older be registered as Youth to track accurate attendance numbers.

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. Note, this is the last year for this rendition of the Circle of Life Garden. Families are encouraged to carry their loved ones poster at this years 5K and take them home with them.

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 be a drive through packet pick-up for the 2022 Green 5K at the Altoona Iowa Donor Network Office. See below for the days and times. 


Iowa Donor Network
320 Adventureland Dr NW
Altoona, Iowa 50009


April 29th: 3:00-6:00pm
April 30th: 1:00-3:00pm
May 6th: 4:00-6:00pm

*Virtual runners who purchased a Medallion will be shipped their packets on April 29th. Those who did not purchase any additional items will receive their packets via email with all information pertaining to them, along with the virtual race bib to print.

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. Will there be COVID Precautions in place?  

A. Iowa Donor Network will be taking into consideration CDC guidelines, along with the Polk County Public Health reccommendations for large in-person events as the date nears for the Green 5K. Some precautions such as masks, vaccinations and number of attendees may be considered. Regulations on these items will be provided and communicated closer to the event by the Race Director.

Q. Can I volunteer for this event?  

A.  Absolutely! Head to the Iowa Donor Network Website Volunteer Opportunities to sign up today!

Q. I still have questions after reading this - who can I contact?  

A.  No problem - write us! ahobart@iadn.org