Crater Trail Run


Jun 04, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Crater Trail Run

Quarry Road

Decorah IA, 52101


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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $75
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 25K
  • 50K
  • 5K
  • 1M

Type: Ultra

First Year of the Event: 2014


Formerly The Driftless Discovery Trail Run.
The Crater Trail Run is nestled into Northeast Iowa’s bluff country, a place unlike anywhere else in the state, and perhaps the Midwest to run the off-road, single track trails.

Van Peenen Memorial Park, the start and finish of the Crater Trail Run is one of Decorah’s 13 parks that make outdoor fun and staying fit a way of life in Winneshiek County. The trails are groomed, marked and ready for the more adventurous types. This area is part of the outstanding 17-mile system of single-track mountain bike trails. Take the chance to challenge your body by running them. The parks were even cause to be mentioned in Men’s Journal magazines “52 Great American Weekends” feature. Enthusiasts drive in from all parts of the Midwest to enjoy these trails. Come see why!

During your time in Decorah, you can explore our city’s premier campground, butterfly gardens, a scenic waterfall, the Upper Iowa River tubing and canoeing attractions, hiking, biking, and walking trails; not to mention the modern twist on Midwestern charmed business district where unique shops offer gifts and gear galore! But don’t take our word for it…check it out!

-All runners in the 5k, 10k, 25k and 50k receive a nice piece of custom race swag, while supplies last. Goodies rustled up from our super supporting businesses in town will be offered up in a general entry raffle. You must be present to win and pick up your prize.

All money goes support the Northeast Iowa Montessori School and 25% is split between the Decorah Human Powered Trails (the creators and caretakers of the trails) and the Decorah Park and Rec.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 04, 2022

Held on Jun 05, 2021

Held on Aug 22, 2020

Held on Jun 01, 2019

Held on Jun 02, 2018

Held on Nov 17, 2018

Held on Jun 07, 2014

Event Results