Elveløpet 5K Run/Walk and 15K Run

Elveløpet draws more than 500 participants each year to its scenic 5K and 15K courses. Our easy online registration is free and available through Wednesday, July 25th. Late registration is available Thursday/Friday, July 26–27, 10am–5pm at the Decorah Chamber of Commerce, Friday 6pm–8pm at Decorah City Hall, and Saturday 6am–7am at the Beverage Garden tent.

Elveløpet Results

Registration Pricing and Deadlines

Thru 5/31 6/1-7/13 7/14-7/25 7/26-7/28
5k (19 and under) $20 $20 $30 $35
5k (20+) $25 $30 $40 $45
15k (19 and under) $25 $25 $35 $40
15k (20+) $35 $40 $50 $55

Register early for the best deal. Please note the following pricing updates and discounts:

  • The age limit for Youth pricing has been increased to 19 years old.
  • Reduced registration fees are available for adults who register online prior to June 1st.
  • New family discount of 25% when registering 4 or more entrants (immediate family only).

Participants must register by July 13th to be guaranteed a t-shirt in their requested size and cut. Electronic timing and computerized results will be provided by JMS Racing.

Scenic Courses, Plentiful Refreshments

The 15K course traverses challenging hills and trails as it runs through parks and along the Upper Iowa River. Parts of the flat, 5K course also follow the river’s waters. All events start and finish at Decorah City Hall (400 Claiborne Dr) with the 15K going off at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K at 7:35 a.m. There will be water/aid stations along both courses, as well as fresh fruit, water, and other beverages at the finish area.

Course Maps

Shower Facilities

New this year! Shower facilities will be available at no charge after the race on the Luther College campus from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to take advantage of this amenity should go to the Regents Center (main entrance is at the north end of the football field on the lower campus). Showers may be used in the “Pool Locker Rooms” on the lower level.

Awards and Age Groups

Awards will be presented to the first three finishers in each age group, male and female, for the 5K and 15K runs. Overall male and female race winners will receive a separate award and are ineligible for age group awards. Age groups are the same for the 5K and 15K races: 13 and under, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

Packet Pick-Up

Registrants may pick up race packets at City Hall on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. or at the Beverage Garden tent Saturday morning from 6:00-7:15 a.m.

NOTE: Manual registration is available by filling out this form and submitting with payment by mail.

Past Years Results