Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) Johnson County will be hosting its second annual 5K fundraising event December 9th at Lower City Park in Iowa City, Iowa from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
TAKO is a local nonprofit that puts on free monthly events for parents and their children to encourage families to get outside, learn, play, and get a little messy. Such events include Seize the Carp, the Gobble Wobble, the Pumpkin Party, and many more. 5K participants will receive a fun t-shirt as well as refreshments provided by local sponsors to enjoy after the race. Fundraising events like the Jingle Trot are what allow TAKO to continue to host our free events year-round. Whether you are a long time TAKO participant or have never attended one of our events we encourage you to come down and enjoy the festivities while funding local outdoor programming for our community. You can sign up for this event by clicking Jingle Bell Trot – 5K Fundraiser and following the registration link under the Ticket Information.
Those who do not wish to run, but want to help support TAKO are encouraged to donate or volunteer. Volunteers are needed for this event for set-up, take-down, and to run carnival games. Volunteers can register on the online registration form by clicking sign up and will receive a discount on their race registration if they chose to participate in the 5K as well.