The annual LØVE LØPE 5k is a family fun run that welcomes all ages and skill levels. The course is just over 3 miles and is run on pavement as well as a gravel road, which features 'Uffda Hill.' You may add the Toff Norsk challenge which features obstacle course stations along the route. Race begins at Viking Memorial Park at 10 a.m. (race day registration opens at 8:30 a.m.). The event is held rain or shine!
2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please note- BBQ Contest has been CANCELLED for 2016.
Friday, September 30, 2016
7 am - ? • City Wide Garage Sales
8pm • Music at Norski’s Saloon
Saturday October 1, 2016
7 am - ? • City Wide Garage Sales
All Day • Norwegian Ridge Nature & Birding Trails - Trailhead located behind Red's IGA
8:30 – 9:30 am • Registration and Check-in for LØVE LOPE 5k Run/Walk (Run begins at 10am) - Viking Memorial Park - Sponsored by Spring Grove Lions Club
9am - 3pm • Flea Market & Farmers Market + Vendors - Viking Memorial Park
10 am • LØVE LØPE 5k Run/Walk and TOFF NORSK Challenge begins - Viking Memorial Park - Sponsored by Spring Grove Lions Club; this is a fundraiser for community improvements.
10 am • ‘Walk Spring Grove’ loops/stations open - maps/info at Viking Memorial Park - Sponsored by Spring Grove Parks Committee
10 am - 1pm • Norwegian Goodies - at Giants of the Earth Heritage Center - by Sons of Norway
10 am - 1pm • 8x8 Art Exhibit - Canvases on Display - Bluff Country Artists Gallery
10:30 am - 2pm • Pork Burgers by the SG Athletic Boosters - Viking Memorial Park
10:30 am - until gone! • Homemade Apple Pie sale - Dollars for Scholars - Syttende Mai Hus - whole pies or by the slice a-la mode; Order ahead by using this form
11am - 2pm • Music by Guilty Kilts with Abigail- Viking Memorial Park Gazebo
11am - 2pm • Kid's Games including Batting Cages, Kubb, Corn Pile - Viking Memorial Park
11am - 2pm • Food Stand - served by SG Youth Football - Viking Memorial Park
11am - 2pm • SG Soda Ice Cream Floats - served by SGHS Drama Club - Viking Memorial Park; proceeds benefit Drama Club
Noon • Bean Bag Tourney - Maple Drive near Viking Memorial Park; register at Noon
Noon - 3pm • Balloons by Kevin - Viking Memorial Park
Noon - 3pm • Tappy's Face Paiting - Viking Memorial Park
CANCELLED! 2:30-3:30pm • UffDa BBQ Contest Judging - CONTEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2016.
4pm-? • Abby’s Concessions - Viking Memorial Park
8pm • Spring Grove Lions Club Truck Drawing at Norski’s Saloon; Call 507-498-3456 for your tickets, or get there early to buy (if there are any left!)
8 pm- Midnight • DJ - Norski's Saloon
8 pm - Midnight • The Christopher Band - American Legion Post 249
There's still time to register for the Løve Løpe (Lion Run) and the TOFF NORSK (new this year!)
Pre-registrations online through September 29, 2016
Day of Race - Register in Viking Memorial Park at 8:30 a.m.
$25 Adults; $20 Youth (12 and under)
EACH PARTICIPANT MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY;
If part of TEAM please note Team Name on registration form.
First Men's finisher, First Women's finisher, First Boy finisher, First Girl finisher, Best Team Showing
First TOFF NORSK Men's, First TOFF NORSK Women's, First TOFF NORSK Youth (10 and up)
NOTES: Teams must be made up of 3 or more runners; Individual team members must register and pay as individuals; please note Team Name on your registration form.
Enjoy the scenic run/walk along the beauty surrounding the City of Spring Grove, and add the optional obstacle challenges to test your strength and ability!
Due to a lack of entrants, the BBQ Contest has been cancelled for 2016. All events (BBQ Cooking/Tasting Food Stand/Beer tent and Adult Kickball) at Red's IGA will not be happening this year. We apologize for the inconvenience, but welcome you to visit Viking Memorial Park, where you will find several Food Stands and opportunities to celebrate Autumn in Spring Grove!
The Uff Da Fest 2016 Events Schedule will be announced soon. Several of your favorite events will return to the lineup, in addition to a few new ones! Check the uffdafest.com website for updates as the event planners will be updating the schedule as soon as details become available.
FUN RUN - NORWEGIAN FOODS - BBQ CONTEST - BEAN BAG TOURNEY - MUSIC - FAMILY FUN