DanceBlue is a registered student organization at the University of Kentucky that works tirelessly all year, every year, to raise money FTK (For The Kids)! The money raised through DanceBlue fundraising efforts is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and well into the future through an endowment. DanceBlue funds also support the year-long fundraising engine and operations that underpin the mission, as well as providing funds to support research at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
Fundraising efforts are taken on by both the student organization itself, in the form of mini marathons, restaurant nights and events like this 5K run/walk, as well as the UK students who are hopeful participants in our grand finale event each year – the DanceBlue Marathon. The DanceBlue Marathon is a 24 hour, no sitting, no sleeping, dance marathon in which students can participate by raising money on their own For The Kids.
This event, the DanceBlue FT5K, is an event that we would ordinarily host on campus. However, given the current public health concerns, we have decided to convert this year’s DanceBlue FT5K to be a VIRTUAL run/walk. This race will be held virtually, with no “official” start/end times or routes to run. While we will provide examples of routes to run, there is no obligation to use them!
This year’s official race date will be November 7, 2020. Registration for the race is set to open on September 30th, and will remain open through the date of the race, November 7th. While we will be keeping registration open through the date of the race, please note that race materials (race bibs, race t-shirt, incentive items, etc.) may not be available to you before/on the date of the race depending on when you register. More details about packet pick up/shipping are available during the registration process.