Loop de Loop

5K and 1/2 Marathon Registration

Loop de Loop Information

Date and Time: The Loop de Loop 5K and half-marathon will be held Saturday, September 28th, 2013. The races will begin at 8:30 am. The starting line will be located at the Decorah High School Baseball field on Claiborne Drive. Registration fees for this race are non-refundable in the event the race is cancelled.

Registration: Early registration for the 5K run/walk is $25 and can be completed online or mailed to Loop de Loop PO Box 442 Decorah, IA 52101. Early registration ends 4:01 PM on Thursday, September 26th. After that time the 5K registration fee will be $30.

Half-marathon registration, which can also be completed online, is $55 for early registration thru September 20th; $65 for those who register the week of the race, September 21st thru 27th at 4:01pm and $75 for those who register the day of the race.

Runners who wish to run as a relay may do so for the half-marathon. Cost for a team is double the entry fee and may consist of up to four runners. Each runner will get a dry wick style t-shirt and one timing chip bib number will be issued which will be handed off between runners along the course. Teams can choose however they wish to split the race up. One waiver will be submitted per team with the team captainís signature waiving liability for all team members. Teams will need to indicate the number of t-shirts needed by listing the number next to each size on the registration form.

Timing: This race will be timed utilizing AMB I.T. timing system to obtain accurate and quick results. No other timing chip may be worn. All Participants will be issued a timing chip bib number for use during the event.

Course: The course for the half-marathon and the 5K will start just off Claiborne Drive near the Decorah High School baseball field. The half marathon will then proceed to the Trout Run Trail which is a closed loop path winding its way through the countryside on the outskirts of Decorah. The 5K will follow a flat course near the Upper Iowa River. Both races will finish at the start line. Please see www.decorahrotary.org for maps and elevations.

Age Groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-45, 46-59 and 60+. Awards: Medals will be presented to all half-marathon finishers and top three overall male and female finishers in the half-marathon will receive local chamber dollars; $100 for first; $50 for second; and $25 for third. 5K top three overall finishers will receive medals for first, second, and third places. There will be no medals for the relay teams or 5K participants.

Packet Pick-up: Racers may pick up their race packets at City Hall From 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday or the morning of the race from 6:30-8:00am. The city hall is located at 400 Claiborne Drive but you will enter the front of the building located on the Heivly Street side of the building.

Aid stations and refreshments: Aid/water stations will be located approximately every 2 miles along the route and refreshments and snacks will be provided at the end of race.

Questions or Concerns: Questions and concerns about the race may be directed to decorahloopdeloop@gmail.com.

Questions and information about the Decorah community, lodging and general visitor information may be directed to info@visitdecorah.com or www.visitdecorah.com

Early registration is over, but you can still register at the City Hall during packet pick-up times from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday or the morning of the race from 6:30-8:00am.