Special Events

Ball State University Dance Marathon's special events are different fundraising events that are held throughout the year. They also raise awareness and inspire participants to join us in February for the marathon. The event types vary but are open to all Ball State students and non students. By participating in these events, BSUDM dancers will receive the opportunity to get soft credited the money they spend on registration for the events. This means that they money a dancer pays to attend an event, will go towards their fundraising total.

FT5K and Wayland's Fun Run

The FT5K and Wayland's Fun Run is BSUDM's largest annual event. Held in early fall, participants get the opportunity to enjoy a 5k walk/run through the Ball State campus. A t-shirt is provided as well as prizes to the top 5 runners. Wayland's Fun Run typically follows after the race. This is a children's obstacle course for kids 12 and under. Wayland's Fun Run is in honor of one of BSUDM's Riley kids, Wayland Villars, who passed away in the fall of 2013. 




DM Olympics

 This is a first time event for BSUDM and it will be held during Miracle Week, November 9th - November 11th. DM Olympics will include 2 tournaments and 1 Just Dance night. Monday will be the Just Dance night, an event full of dancing and fun! Tuesday will be a Basketball Tournament, the teams will include 5-6 players. Wednesday will be a Wallyball Tournament, the teams will include 4-6 players. Participants can also have the opportunity to register their team for all 3 events at a discounted price. 


The annual BSUDM formal is held in the beginning of spring semester at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in downtown Muncie. Free buses transport students from campus to the event. The formal includes dancing, snacks, and a photo booth!

Rock DM

Does your organization get involved in rock dm during the marathon? Looking to earn some extra points before Riley Week? This is the event for you! Get involved with DM throughout the whole year and earn tickets for your team by participating in different events! Teams can participate and earn tickets by playing and winning different games.

Talent Show

This year, BSUDM is bringing back their talent show! Organizations and individuals can have the opportunity to perform at the marathon on February 20th by placing in the top 3 performing acts at this year's talent show. This is a great way to show thousands of Ball State students your act and get involved in BSUDM!