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Thank You, Runners!

Sponsored By:
Guttenberg Municipal Hospital
ThINK Custom
C.J. Moyna and Sons, LLC
Clayton County Farm Bureau
Johnson Honey Farm
Driftless 100
Culligan Elkader
Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism
MercyOne Elkader
Meuser Lumber Company
Motor Mill Foundation
Royal Products Outdoor Power
Valley Fresh Market

 

The Race

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Check this page for updates on race day 2025!

Race day presents runners with two options: a 5K on dirt, grass, rocks, roots, and steep terrain, or a 10K with stout climbs on the soft-surfaced Motor Mill trail connecting the Motor Mill historic site to the town of Elkader. 

Both routes feature the incredible scenery of the Turkey River valley - wide open spaces, and long vistas of the rugged terrain of northeast Iowa's driftless area. 

2025 will be the 9th running of Motor Motor, and while each year faces the vagaries of mid-March weather in Iowa, it has become a staple of the running calendar for runners throughout the upper Midwest region. 

Runners take home a swag bag full of local goodies, and a finisher's medal. Additional prizes go to the age group and overall winners. 

After the race, take in the sights of the beautiful Motor Mill historic site, a restored 19th-century townsite centered around the incomparable 6-story limestone mill itself, before heading to Elkader for a well-earned bite at one of the local restaurants or some shopping at one of our generous sponsors' establishments!


 

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COURSE RECORDS

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Devin VansCoy

21:08

(2022)

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Casey Huber 

27:28 

(2017)

WOMEN'S

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Jake Jansen

39:48

(2021)

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Olivia Dietzel
39:55
(2021)

WOMEN'S

MEN'S

5K

5K

10K

10K

All campsites are full for Memorial Day weekend except for Joy Springs. 

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