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3rd Annual Loop de Loop Half-Marathon and 5K-10K PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014 -- Save the date!

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The Decorah Rotary Club invites everyone to join us in the 3rd Annual Loop de Loop Half-Marathon and 5K/10K Run-Walk to be held in Decorah, IA on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Start time is 8:30 am. The starting location for the 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, and Half-Marathon Relay will be adjacent to the Decorah Municipal Center on Claiborne Drive. Detailed information on the route, timing, registration details, and other useful items are available via the On-Line Loop de Loop Registration Form or the Mail-In Loop de Loop Registration Form using the top pink buttons provided above.

Proceeds from this event will be applied to the local, national, and international charitable efforts supported by the Decorah Rotary Club and Rotary International.

The run will be held on the renowned Trout Run Trail -- a 12-mile closed-loop recreation trail that completely circumnavigates the picturesque and historic northeast Iowa town of Decorah. The trail goes through and around Decorah and the surrounding Oneota Valley area, passing along the beautiful Trout Run, the Upper Iowa River, along former rail and road beds, and through public lands and private farmland. The trail offers expansive views of wooded valleys, limestone bluffs, and rare algific talus slopes unique to the area's karst topography, in addition to interesting sculptures and other artwork located along the trail.

The trail passes by the Decorah Fish Hatchery and Siewer Springs, the second largest natural spring in Iowa. Near the Hatchery you might catch a glimpse of the world famous Decorah Eagles. The trail also passes by several local municipal parks and recreation areas in the vicinity.

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Link to Interactive Loop de Loop Half-Marathon Route Map

Link to Interactive Loop de Loop 10K Route Map new!

Link to Interactive Loop de Loop 5K Route Map

Link to Trout Run Trail Map and Elevation

Link to Loop de Loop Facebook Event Page

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"I'm so glad I chose the Loop de Loop for my first half-marathon! Beautiful trail, well organized, and friendly volunteers! Will definitely return for the next one!" -- Christina A.

"Had a great time running the Decorah IA Loop De Loop Half Marathon. Awesome trail and great organizers." -- Sharon G.

"Great race! Beautiful trail. Thanks everyone, it was a lot of fun." -- Nate C.

"Great event - well planned, great volunteers, aid stations super, beautiful trail, see you next year. This was a great 1/2 marathon." -- Melanie B.

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New Decorah Rotary Club Newsletter - The Rotary Informer PDF Print E-mail

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The new, monthly Decorah Rotary Club Newsletter -- The Rotary Informer -- is now available and accessible for Club members.  Just log into your personal account and look for the link on the Member Menu.

Enjoy this new information outlet.  It will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest local Decorah Rotary scuttlebutt!

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Decorah Rotary Club Adopt-a-Highway Service Project PDF Print E-mail

The Decorah Rotary Club participates in the Adopt-a-Highway Program through its sponsorship of the majority of IA Highway 9 adjacent to the city of Decorah.  Volunteers from the club dedicated their time and energy on the morning of Saturday, June 21st to pick up litter along this stretch of highway and help to keep Decorah the beautiful place we all enjoy.

The participants in this service project included the following Rotarians:  John Anderson, John Baker, Elliott Christen, Jim Dale, Mark Donhowe, Barrett Gipp, Jen Gipp, Larry Grimstad, George Hagen, Roger Huinker, Steve Jacobson, Gary Mineart, Andy Nimrod, Dean Thompson, and Dan Werner.  We thank Barrett Gipp for his leadership in organizing the project, and all involved for their cheerful service!

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DRC Thanks the 2013-2014 Leadership Team PDF Print E-mail

The Decorah Rotary Club took time to recognize the 2013-2014 DRC leadership at its regular meeting on 6/24.  The Club extends its sincere thanks to outgoing President Paul Scott and the DRC Board for all of the great accomplishments over the past year.  We look forward to continuing our enthusiastic support to incoming President Jennifer Gipp over the coming Rotary year!

 
2014 Decorah Rotary Club Scholarships PDF Print E-mail

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The Decorah Rotary Club is pleased to recognize the following local area students as 2014 Decorah Rotary Club Scholarship award recipients:

Kaleb Michel
Cera Olson
Cole Svestka
Matthew Whittle

We extend our congratulations to these scholarship recipients and wish for them the best of success in their future endeavors!

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