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Driftless Discovery Trail Run

Location: Van Peenan Park, Quarry Hill Road, Decorah, IA 52101
Event Date: Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Contact Person: driftlessdiscoverytrailrun@gmail.com

Driftless Discovery Trail Run

10k / 5k / Little Drifter’s 1 Mile – ALL IN THE WOODS 
In a portion of the 500 acre, diverse, gorgeous terrain surrounding Decorah, Iowa the 4th annual Driftless Discovery Trail Run challenges runners who want to escape ordinary on June 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 AM. 

3 distances include a Little Drifters 1 mile (FREE for 13 and under) - 220 feet of climbing, a 5 K ($30) - 3.2 miles long, 613 feet climbing and a 10 K ($40) 6.3 miles long -1383 feet of climbing.  The terrain is unlike anywhere else in the state, and perhaps the Midwest.  Runners will traverse the off-road, single track trails of Van Peenen Memorial Park maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers called the Decorah Human Powered Trails. Van Peenen Memorial Park is one of Decorah’s 13 parks that make outdoor fun and staying fit a way of life in Winnesheik County.  The trails are groomed, marked and ready for the more adventurous types.  This area is part of the outstanding 17-mile system of single-track mountain bike trails.  Enthusiasts drive in from all parts of the Midwest to enjoy these trails and here is your chance to challenge your body by running them. The parks were even cause to be mentioned in Men’s Journal magazines “52 Great American Weekends” feature.  Come see why and run!

Proceeds benefit the Northeast Iowa Montessori School, the Decorah Human Powered Trails and the Decorah Park & Rec.  Day of registration is at 7AM.  Adults line the trail as the race starts for the Little Drifters at 8:00 AM.  General entry prize raffle post race with featured gear from the Decorah Hatchery. 

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