The Run for IVU is a 25 mile virtual challenge held in celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Volunteers in Urology (IVU).  The challenge will take place over a 7 day period from October 24-31. Participants can run or walk as individuals or participate as a team to complete the 25 miles in a week. Participants also compete in a fundraising challenge to support IVU.

About IVU?

International Volunteers in Urology (IVU) is celebrating 25 years committed to making quality urological care available to people worldwide. In fulfilling this mission, IVU provides medical and surgical education to physicians and nurses and treatment to thousands of children and adults. IVU was founded in Salt Lake City, UT in 1995. IVU partners with dynamic surgeons in teaching hospitals in low-resource areas of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Overall, IVU has worked in over 30 countries worldwide to build access to quality surgical care.


Individual Challenge

Run or Walk 25 Miles in a Week
Individually, Anywhere in the World,
& Help Raise At Least $500 for IVU


Team Challenge

Run or Walk 25 Miles in a Week
as a Team of Up to 5 People, Anywhere in the World,
& Help Raise At Least $2,500 for IVU

Run/Walk/Hike Anywhere You Want

7 Days

Log your miles anytime between
Sat. OCT 24 – Sat OCT 31

Virtual 25 Miles

Simply run or walk the distance on your own, and report your results. Challenge yourself individually or together as a team

Run/Walk Anywhere

Cover the distance anyway you want, anywhere you are

Support IVU

All donations from the Fundraising Challenge will go to providing quality urological care to low resource areas

JOIN the Run for IVU Virtual Challenge

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The Run for IVU Virtual Challenge is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors.

Gold Sponsor

Urology Austin

Since 1962, Urology Austin has provided compassionate, progressive health care to residents of Austin, Texas. Over the years, we recognized the benefit of becoming increasingly accessible to surrounding communities, so continued to expand our office locations throughout the Central Texas corridor. In 2008, our practice experienced considerable growth through a merger with several reputable urology practices that established Urology Austin in many rural communities. Learn more about Urology Austin providers here.

At Urology Austin, our physicians and advanced practice providers are committed to staying at the forefront of the latest technologies, surgical techniques, and advanced treatment options. While we’re a large, growing practice, every patient is important, heard, and treated with expert, personalized care. Learn more about Urology Austin procedures and services here.

Silver Sponsors

Michigan’s Leading Large Urology Group Committed to Excellence in Patient Care, Research, and Education

Bronze Sponsors

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Lumenis is a global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions for the Surgical, Ophthalmology and Aesthetic markets, and is a world-renowned expert in developing and commercializing innovative energy-based technologies, including Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio-Frequency (RF).

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United Medical Systems (UMS) is the preferred provider in transportable urological services. Our Lithotripsy (ESWL) and Ureteroscopy programs allow physicians and facilities to offer a complete stone management package without large capital expenditures. UMS’ MR Fusion Prostate Biopsy platform brings the most innovative high-resolution imaging and targeting system right to your doorstep. Also offering Cryosurgical Ablation and eWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction. Our experienced, clinical staff provide setup, support and assistance with all procedures. Physician partnership and joint venture opportunities are available.

Aeroflow Urology provides unparalleled order fulfillment & a wide selection of incontinence & catheter supplies to meet your patients’ urological needs.