Roots Runners

Run with a Purpose
Run For a Cause

LOVE Takes Root is an Iowa-based volunteer-led grassroots organization who embraces Iowa 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, marathon or 10K.


How It Works


Join as an individual, or part of a team. Ask everyone you know to join too!

Register below and look for your confirmation email.


Start raising money through our LTR fundraising page and a LTR committee member will contact you. Work with LTR Fundraising committee to host an event.


Celebrate that you have Cultivated the Future of Children. You have made a difference in the life of a child.

Register Today!

Meet Our Trainer

Fundraising Pages

Colfax/Denver Marathon Start Fundraising

Des Moines Marathon Start Fundraising

Okoboji Marathon Start Fundraising

Choose Your Run

Upcoming Events


14oct12:01 pm1:30 pmLTR Board Meeting


21nov(nov 21)3:06 pm28(nov 28)3:06 pmService Trip


18jan(jan 18)2:02 pm25(jan 25)3:02 pmService TripJoin us in Jacmel


apr5:32 pmapr5:32 pmName Your Run!

apr6:00 pmapr7:30 pmLTR Board Meeting

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