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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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Past DRC Presidents Social PDF Print E-mail

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All past Presidents of the Decorah Rotary Club are invited to a special DRC Past Presidents Social to be held on Thursday, September 18th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Rubaiyat Restaurant, 117 W. Water Street in Decorah.

For more information please contact DRC member Dell Fossum.

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DRC in the 2014 Nordic Fest Parade PDF Print E-mail

DRC extends its thanks to Willie Brown and his dedicated team of float builders and participants for designing, assembling, and operating the Club's entry in this year's 2014 Nordic Fest Parade.

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Annual Rotary Picnic at the Iowa Dairy Foundation PDF Print E-mail

This year's annual Decorah Rotary Club (DRC) Picnic was hosted at the Iowa Dairy Foundation Center adjacent to the NICC Campus in Calmar.  DRC members, spouses, and friends enjoyed a fascinating tour of the Dairy Center including the robotic milking facility and cow barns, as well as a great meal afterward.  We extend our sincere thanks to Megan Kregel, Dairy Center Coordinator, for her enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour of the Center; to Dr. Liang Chee Wee, President of NICC, for his hospitality; and to DRC members Ray Ransom and Lorraine Borowski for their planning and facilitation of the event.

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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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