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."
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?
When you travel or do something fun, snap a photo wearing your Relay Iowa gear and post it to social media #RelayIowaAroundTheWorld. Our shirts have been spotted in exotic locales such as Ireland, South Africa, Costa Rica and Des Moines! Here you see one prowling...read more
An awesome article was just published in the WAHLERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FamilyTimes Fall 2016 issue. Check it out on Page 6/7!read more
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
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