Excited to introduce our newest activity at LOVE Takes Root. The Roots Runners.

LOVE Takes Root (LTR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the future of children worldwide.  We help children around the world facing dire circumstances by delivering basic aid, education and the seeds for a sustainable future.  In 2011, we were called to Haiti where we have relocated and rebuilt an orphanage reduced to rubble by the 2010 earthquake.  For sustainability, we have also built a primary school, medical/dental clinic, and are presently building a secondary school.

LOVE Takes Root is an Iowa-based volunteer-led grassroots organization that embraces Iowan values of hard work, neighborliness, and compassion.  We encourage you to join us in our mission by becoming a Roots Runner and joining a dedicated group of givers who pound the pavement, raising funds for our mission while training for and racing a half-marathon or marathon.  To learn more, please visit

Join us at the University of Okoboji Homecoming Races on July 16, 2016


IMT Des Moines Marathon Weekend  October 16, 2016!

Get in shape – care for yourself while caring for others!