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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 your fundraising page, social media or asking friends and family to help. 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

God has given me a strong set of lungs and a pair of legs that can take a beating. It is my responsibility to use them to glorify Him in any way possible. Philippians 4:13

Matt Hansen

Age: 30
Hometown: West Concord, MN
Current City: Storm Lake, IA
Education: BA from Buena Vista University – Athletic Training and Exercise Science, MS from Southwest Minnesota State University, EdD from University of South Dakota.

Professional Triathlete

First triathlon: 2011
Favorite Race: Ironman CdA (First Ironman Distance Race)
Favorite post race food: Pepperoni Pizza


Fundraising Pages

Colfax/Denver Marathon Start Fundraising

Des Moines Marathon Start Fundraising

Okoboji Marathon Start Fundraising

Choose Your Run

Upcoming Events


24jun01julService Trip Renew visits La Concorde

24jun1:00 pm7:00 pmAnnual Charity Golf Outing


24jun01julService Trip Renew visits La Concorde

21jul8:00 am1:00 pmRoots Runners Okoboji Run


04aug(aug 4)11:00 am11(aug 11)11:00 amService Trip


18sep(sep 18)11:00 am27(sep 27)11:00 amService Trip with Denver College of Nursing

23sep3:00 pm7:00 pmSequel Caribbean Sunday Fundraiser Hollywood


03nov(nov 3)11:00 am10(nov 10)11:00 amService Trip Haiti


05jan(jan 5)9:00 am12(jan 12)1:00 pmService/Mission Trip


apr5:32 pmapr5:32 pmName Your Run!

apr6:00 pmapr7:30 pmLTR Board Meeting

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