Running/Walking Events

Running/Walking Events

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May 2017
  • May
    Bucket of Color in your Face Fun Run | View Details Location: 900 E. Main St., Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, May 06, 2017

    A fun way to enjoy running

    Contact: 563-382-3472

    This unique 5K run/walk

    The race will start at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds and end (with refreshments and music).

    • 9:00 - 10:30 am — pre-registration/packet pick-up/late registration 
      Please bring ID to registration to receive race packet

    Race starts at 11:00 am

  • May
    PoochScooch 5K Fun Run/Walk | View Details Location: Montgomery Street, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, May 13, 2017

    Run with your dog! (or not)


    EARL Public Transit’s Pooch Scooch 5k Fun Run/Walk returns to Decorah for its sophomore year on May 13th, 2017, at9:30 a.m. Bring your dog and run/walk with them, or, scooch with a pooch that needs a loving home! Or, run or walk without a dog! Everyone is welcome and the course is accessible to all mobility levels. The event helps raise funds for EARL Public Transit’s crisis transportation fund, a program of Northeast Iowa Community Action, and the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa’s emergency medical fund. “This year, the Pooch Scooch starts at the shelter at Wold Park next to the fairgrounds and finishes at the Danan Lansing Building on the fairgrounds proper,” Sam Castro, Mobility Manager with EARL Public Transit, said.

    Stick around afterwards for fun and games at HSNEI's 8th annual Spring Event! There will be vendors, a lunch stand, bake sale, micro chipping, pet portraits, raffle, kids’ corner with the amazing balloon artistry of Kevin Lindh, silent auction, stuffed animal adoption, live adoptable animals, guest speakers, a silly dog tricks contest and more! “These are incredibly fun events for the whole family and support two great causes,” Castro said.

    New this year is the addition of EARL’s Stuff the Bus Food Drive to the HSNEI Raffle! Each donation of canned fruit and meat, peanut butter, condiments, dish soap, Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, and other non-perishable items gets you a raffle ticket and a chance to win great prizes and help neighbors in need. “The end of the school year means the loss of two meals a day for some children. This helps us provide nutritious, kid friendly food to help carry them through summer,” stated David Boss, NEICAC’s Director of Community Outreach & Development.

June 2017
  • Jun
    Driftless Discovery Trail Run | View Details Location: Quarry Hill Road, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jun 03, 2017

    Run in the Woods


    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. 

September 2017