The Challenge

Complete a full marathon (or more!)—26 miles!—between January 7th and March 3rd.

Run, walk, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or play outside for 30 minutes to equal one mile.

Record your mileage and mail/email in the Mileage Log hardcopy version OR keep track of your miles on your own and submit them via the Mileage Log online version after each marathon you complete.

Raffle Prizes

Complete one or more marathons for a chance to win some great prizes! The more marathons you complete, the more chances you have to win! At least one raffle prize in each NE Iowa County!

Prizes include Free Admission Punch Passes to the following: Calmar Public Swimming Pool, Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Cresco Fitness Center, Decorah Public Swimming Pool, Elkader Public Swimming Pool, Northeast Iowa YMCA (Postville), Waukon Wellness Center, West Union Swimming Pool, and Williams Wellness Center (Oelwein).

Grand Prizes: $80 rental gift card (Decorah Bicycles), Free Camping AND Canoe Rental (Hutchinson Family Farm Campground).

We LOVE Winter Marathon Special: Turn in one (or more) marathon mileage logs online by noon on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th) for your chance to win a BONUS $80 rental gift card (Decorah Bicycles) that you can use to rent skis, ice skates, snowshoes, or bikes!

Winter Marathon Closing Ceremonies

Will take place throughout the region in early/mid-March. FREE activities, snacks, raffle prizes, awards and more…celebrate the coming of spring with family and friends at a Winter Marathon Closing Ceremony! Everyone is invited, even if you didn’t participate in the Winter Marathon challenge. More information can be found at WalkNEIowa.org by late- February.

Mileage Log Return

  • Online: Submit your mileage online
  • Email: abril@uerpc.org
  • Mail: April Bril UERPC, 325 Washington St., Suite A, Decorah, IA 52101 (Mailed logs must be received by March 3rd to be considered for prizes.)