Mar 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Motor Motor 5K Trail Run

23002 Galaxy Rd

Elkader IA, 52043


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Entry Fee $20
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $35
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 120

Starting Elevation: 700

High Point: 950

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2016

Men's Record: M: 21:57

Masters Men Record: MM: 26:24

Women's Record: W: 27:28

Masters Women Record: MW: 31:33


The Motor Motor 5k/10K, hosted by Clayton County Conservation in partnership with the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, offers a “trail mix,” beginning and ending at the Motor Mill historic site

The 10K route runs along the rolling hills of the crushed-lime trail with scenic views of Clayton County’s bucolic fields, forests, and streams. The 5K route features a rugged and challenging adventure through the singletrack and firebreak trails around Motor Mill, with over 900′ of elevation gain/loss to challenge even the sturdiest of trail runners.

Proceeds from this year’s race will go towards the construction of a modern campground at Osborne Park, a project with an estimated cost of $800,000 so… bring a friend or ten!



Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 19, 2022

Held on Mar 20, 2021

Held on Mar 16, 2019

Held on Mar 17, 2018

Held on Mar 18, 2017

Held on Mar 19, 2016

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2018 Results

View 2017 Results

View 2016 Results