JUNE 10th, 11th, 12th 2022

“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!"

"This is the craziest thing I've ever done. And the coolest."

Relay Director

Jeff Mease


Relay Founders Bill & Jill Raine

Board Members

Greg Schrobilgen
Jeff Mease
Brian Niehoff
Rhea Parekh
Chris Meinders
Christy Lingenfelter
Nick Stange
Danielle Marvin

"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
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.

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!

The length distinguishes it from other races. I think…that lots of runners would love to try and run across Iowa.

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!

I didn’t know if I was capable of doing this. I loved my team-they pushed me mentally and emotionally.

"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."


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

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