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.
Why We Run
Greg Schrobilgen and family are definitely my reason for taking part in this event. Awesome and extraordinary job with everything Relay Iowa. Vive Iowa et la participation dans cette programme extraordinaire. Take care Jodi and please give our best and love to Dan and the kids for us.
Roosters!!!!! We are a group of best running friends that use this weekend as the ultimate girls weekend trip doing what we love most and raising money for a great cause
I’ve ran Relay 2 years in a row and have loved every minute of each. Each year was a different team environment that I wouldn’t change for the world. I love the non-profit fundraising part and the organization during the event. Keep up the good work!
Such an awesome experience and we had a great time. Our team consisted of people from all over….. Iowa… Wisconsin…. Illinois. We were a mixed matched team and happy it ended up that way!
Great job at another Relay Iowa! You guys should be very proud of all of your hard work. I was worried about so many teams and people just out of safety reasons and it wasn’t an issue at all. We were at the front of the relay so we very rarely overlapped with a team. It was much different than last year because we really didn’t get to know other teams but we still had a little bit of chatting. Just meant our team bonded together even more! We are a group of misfits.. some family members, some coworkers, some coworkers who never talked in person but made the running connection and met the first time at Relay Iowa, etc. And now we are a group of friends that look forward to Relay Iowa ever year!
"The best is the night running, all alone, in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere. It's so peaceful and unlike anything I've ever experienced."
Countdown to Relay Iowa 2018
“I’m not a competitive person by nature, and even though this is not a race, I so wanted to catch that guy in front of me! But in the end your time and your place at the finish line doesn’t matter, it just matters that you ran, you had fun, you made friends, and you finished!”
339 miles. Really?
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"I love to see the beautiful Iowa countryside, and I saw it in a way that I would have never experienced if I was driving. Iowa is one of my favorite places on earth."
Meet The Crew
Scott & Lynn Rhein
Scott – Board of Directors/Spreadsheet Super Hero
Lynn- Board of Directors/Top Dog of Details/Checkpoint Commander in Chief
Greg Schrobilgen & Kathleen Seehan
Greg – Board of Directors/Multi-Year Team Captain/One of the Schrobilgen Brothers (the “smart” one)
Kathleen – Wordsmith/Most Outstanding Chauffeur
"I've never seen such a diverse group of people all working for the same cause, and all cheering for each other to get there. It was very unique and hard to describe, and I had a blast. I'll definitely be back next year!"
"The friends that I made during Relay Iowa are now bonded to me in a way that is hard to describe. We did this together, and only those that participate in this weekend can understand how meaningful that is."
What Others Have Said
I didn’t know if I was capable of doing this. I loved my team-they pushed me mentally and emotionally.
I am so thankful I was a part of that…it was incredible and I cannot believe how amazing I feel about myself after the fact.
The length distinguishes it from other races. I think…that lots of runners would love to try and run across Iowa.
It was a real test of endurance and teamwork, and I think that was what made it so fun and so rewarding once we got to Dubuque.
I like the appeal of crossing a whole d*** state! This was a major accomplishment.
Everyone on my team had a blast with this run. It was long, grueling, and painful, but in the end it was definitely worth it.