YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sat Sep 22 2012 - Sun Sep 23 2012 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Decorah High School
Decorah, IA


Trout Run Trail



Distance - Unknown

"Loop de Loop" 1/2 Marathon or 5K run/walk
Sat, Sept. 22  |  7:30am  |  Decorah High School baseball field
The Decorah Rotary is excited to host this brand race on the Trout Run Trail! Participants can choose to walk or run the 5K, run the 1/2 Marathon OR turn the marathon race into a relay with teammates of your choice. Early registration is happening now. Click for online registration here. Each runner will receive a t-shirt and timing chip. More details are available at


"400 Block Juggernaut"  Community Party 
Sat, Sept. 22  |  3pm  |  South alley of the 400 block of W. Water St
The best way to cool down after a marathon is to P-A-R-T-Y!!!! Show off your skills on the obstacle course and then join the bike ride/scavenger hunt on Trout Run Trail. Return to the 400 Block for live music, delicious food and drink specials. Earn points completing challenges for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Decorah Open Streets
Sun, Sept. 23  |  11am - 3pm  |  Claiborne Drive in downtown Decorah
Open Streets is back for the second event of 2012. This celebration is held on streets that are "car-free" and open for activities of all kinds - dancing, biking, jogging, games and more. It's Northeast Iowa's largest block party! More details and photos from their last event is available here, 

Trout Run Trail's GRAND OPENING
Sun afternoon  |  Sept. 23
This is the culmination of the entire weekend. All are welcome to share in the celebration at these special events:

Art Piece Dedications 
"Trout Run Trail Mosaic," created by Dean Schwarz and given by the Kleckner Family will be honored at 1pm at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. 

"Walking With Birds," created by Doug Freeman and given by the Bakken Family will be honored at 2pm along the Dug Road Trail. 

Formal Trail Dedication & Donor Recognition Program
3:30pm  |  Decorah High School Auditorium
Major partners and landowners will be recognized for their financial, technical and volunteer support. Guests will enjoy live music from Lucas Blekeberg and the Bread and Butter String Band, a video of all trail segments and special recognition of individuals and businesses who played a special role in the development of the trail. 

Honorary Walk or Bike Ride
4:30pm  |  Trout Run Trail
Following the program is an Honorary Walk/Bike ride to new Hwy 9 Bridge. Participants will be directed to the trail near the dike and will head west to the new bridge. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
5:30pm  |  New Hwy 9 Bridge  
This is it! Once the ribbon is cut,the trail will officially be open. The public is welcome to join in the final celebration for the weekend. Members of the media are encouraged to attend as well. Special recognition will be given to major bridge donors, Decorah Bank & Trust and Ronald and Kathy "Sylvanus" Dehning Family. Some parking is available at the new trail parking lot on the south side of the new bridge. Overflow parking is welcome at the Country Inn & Suites (Frontage Rd).

*In the case of rain, the Honorary Walk/Bike Ride and Ribbon Cutting will be held indoors at the High School Auditorium. 



Decorah High School

100 Claiborne Drive
Decorah, IA 52101




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  • Posted Aug 22, 2012 by shuber
  • Modified Aug 22, 2012 by shuber



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