3 Days. 2 Nights. 339 Miles.

The World's Longest Relay Run

June 9-11, 2017

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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

"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."

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“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!”

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339 miles. Really?

 Updates

Be Seen While You Train

A big part of Relay Iowa is the challenge of running through the night so definitely add some night training to your plans. Our partner Noxgear is offering 30% off their Tracer360, a lightweight and bright running vest, to help you be seen out there! Use code... read more

Registration Price Going Up April 16

Relay Iowa 2016 begins in 75 days! Recruit your runner friends now and be sure they register by April 15th. That is the last day for the regular registration price of $105. Beginning April 16th the price increases to $130. That price is still a heck of a deal for 3... read more

Hotel Rooms Available in Sioux City

Many of our participants choose to sleep in an actual bed in Sioux City the night before 3 days/2 nights of catching zzzz’s in parks, vans and lawn chairs. Contact Holiday Inn Downtown 712-277-9400 ($69.95/room+tax) or Fairfield Inn 712-276-5600... read more

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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
Bill Raine

Bill Raine

Cofounder/Board of Directors/Race Director/Bad Speller
Maren & Nora Raine

Maren & Nora Raine

Do Whatever Needs To Be Done Because Their Parents Started This Crazy Relay
Scott & Lynn Rhein

Scott & Lynn Rhein

Scott – Board of Directors/Spreadsheet Super Hero
Lynn – Board of Directors/Top Dog of Details/Checkpoint Commander in Chief
Nate & Karena Steir

Nate & Karena Steir

Karena – Board of Directors/Cheerleader/Photographer
Nate – Videographer/Most Likely To Video You When You Haven’t Showered in Days
Chuck & Shelley Fritz

Chuck & Shelley Fritz

Chuck – Ultra-Marathoner Extraordinaire/Lord of the Dummies/Die-Hard Relay Iowa Supporter and Prior Board Member
Shelley – Board of Directors/Ultra-Marathoner’s Weekend Widow/Pit Stop Princess
Greg Schrobilgen & Kathleen Sheehan

Greg Schrobilgen & Kathleen Sheehan

Greg – Board of Directors/Five-Time Team Captain/One of the Schrobilgen Brothers (the “smart” one)
Kathleen – Wordsmith/Most Outstanding Chauffeur
Scott Schrobilgen

Scott Schrobilgen

Best Hair/Jack of all Trades/One of the Schrobilgen Brothers (the “nice” one)
Dan & Jodi Schrobilgen

Dan & Jodi Schrobilgen

Dan – Sign Maestro/Website Wrangler/One of the Schrobilgen Brothers (the “cool” one)
Jodi – Board of Directors/Communications Crazy/Detail Diva

"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!"

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"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.

"I can't believe that I just ran the LONGEST RELAY IN THE WORLD!" It sounds pretty cool to say that."