Mines of Spain Trail Races

in United States at Mines of Spain Recreation Area, (picnic/parking area across the road from the Horseshoe Bluff parking lot)

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  • Half Marathon

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  • 10K Run

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  • 5K Run/Walk

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  • Sleep In and Make a Contribution

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Event Information

Join the Driftless Dirt crew for 5k, 10k and half marathon distances on some of eastern Iowa's best and most challenging trails. The routes through Mines of Spain will challenge you with their difficulty and inspire you with their beauty as they climb the bluffs for views of the Mississippi, make their way through tall grass prairies and weave through dense hardwood forests. 99% of the course will be on trails so if you love trails these are the races for you.

In keeping with the beauty of the natural environment the races will be as environmentally-friendly and sustainable as possible with local foods, cup free racing and organic swag for all pre-registered entrants.

Profits will be returned to the Friends of the Mines of Spain to help maintain the trails.


  • Dubuque's first true trail race.
  • Zero-waste green race.
  • Guaranteed organic race swag for pre-registered racers.
  • USATF Sanctioned race event.
  • Locally purchased post-race refreshments and aid from farmer's market.
  • Profits will be returned to the Friends of the Mines of Spain to help maintain the trails.
  • There will be bacon…

The Basics

Who? You and like-minded runners who love sharing beautiful trails.
What? 5k, 10k and half marathon distance races. $30 for any distance. ($35 the day of the race) driftlessdirt.blogspot.com/p/mines-of-spain-trail-races.html for additional race information
When? August 9, 2014 with races starting at 7:30.
Pickup and check-in will be from 6:30-7:15AM
Where? Mines of Spain Recreation Area picnic area. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/FWtKW


Because running on trails is awesome!
Runners are encouraged to carpool or ride their bike as parking is limited and we want to limit our impact. While water will be provided on the course, all runners should consider bringing handheld water bottles or wearing a hydration pack. A limited supply of reusable cups will be available for purchase via online registration and if still available, day of.


Overall Male and Female winner for each distance
Top age group finishers in the following divisions

  • 19 and under
  • 20-39
  • 40+
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    Joshua Sun

    200 runner cap - combined for all distances

    No paper registration form. Online registration only. Registration opens March 1st.

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