Elveløpet 5K Run/Walk and 15K Run

Elveløpet draws more than 500 participants each year to its scenic 5K and 15K courses.

Online registration is available through Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Late registration is available Friday, July 23, 10am–5pm at the Decorah Chamber of Commerce and 6pm–8pm at Decorah City Hall, and Saturday, July 24, 6am–7am at the canopy tent across the street from City Hall.

Online Registration Pricing and Deadlines

Thru 7/13 7/14-7/22 7/23-7/24
5k (19 and under) $20 $30 $35
5k (20+) $30 $40 $45
15k (19 and under) $25 $35 $40
15k (20+) $40 $50 $55

The earlier you register, the better the deal! In addition, a family discount of 25% applies when registering 4 or more entrants from the same immediate family.

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 water and other beverages at the finish area.

Course Maps

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 canopy tent across the street from City Hall Saturday morning from 6:00-7:15 a.m.

Past Years Results