April 20, 2024

What is Dakotathon?

Welcome to Dakotathon, the University of South Dakota’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon supporting our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital partner. 

Our yearlong fundraising efforts directly support children treated at our local Sanford’s Children Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. These funds play a crucial role in supporting medical research, treatment, and services for children and families facing health challenges.

On April 20th, 2024 we will host a 12-hour dance marathon on USD’s campus. We welcome  the Miracle Children and their families from around the region to celebrate a magical day away from their normal routine of clinical visits and checkup. We spend the day dancing to fun music, playing games, eating delicious food, and continuing to make miracles happen with our final day of fundraising! 

Our Dakotathon Executive Team organizes fundraising events both on and off campus throughout the year. Morale Captains and Miracle Makers are always encouraged to attend the fundraising events. Our participants of Dakotathon are encouraged to raise a personal goal of $200. Our Executive Team provides our participants with fundraising tricks and tips to reach this goal and add fundraising to their skillset. 

In 2023, Dakotathon had over 530 students participate and raised over $108,000.00 raised last year. This year’s goal is $125,000.00. We invite you to join us in the dance for miracles.

Your involvement matters, and together, we can create a world where every child has the opportunity to live a happy, healthy life. Register for or donate to Dakotathon today and help us make miracles happen!