Relay Iowa

Friday, Jun 4, 2021

Sergeant Floyd Monument Historical Marker
S Lewis Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51106

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Relay Iowa is the World's Longest Relay Run ! Teams of up to 12 participants run 339 miles to cross Iowa over a long weekend. You build your own team and then work together to break down the distance into segments of your choosing. You control the order and distance of runners and can change your plan at any time. Any level runner can participate as long as your overall team pace is 10 minutes/mile or less, allowing your team to finish in the allotted time.

One runner at a time from each team will advance day and night beginning in Sioux City on Friday and ending in Dubuque on Sunday. It is a relay, not a race , encouraging teamwork, camaraderie and fun while testing your determination. Contact us at admin@relayia.org if you have any questions or need help getting started.

This year we are challenging every runner to commit to fundraising at least $50 for the event. Our non-profit relay raises money for Restoring Hope International, an orphanage in South Africa, and various charities in towns along the route. Accept the challenge and ask your family and friends to support your epic 339 mile run across Iowa! The $50 fundraising challenge is not mandatory, but you'll be one cool runner if you go for it!

Relay Iowa has become a metaphor for a life well lived. It is not a race to the finish, but an extended relay of individuals journeying closely together, sustaining each other as they stretch the limits of their physical endurance, test their mental toughness and draw upon their emotional well in a place beyond their comfort zones, for the sole purpose of improving the life of another human being.

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