Relay Iowa Community: Like all of you, the board of RI has been closely watching the outbreak of COVID-19 and holding out hope that the best darn relay in the world could escape cancellation. The health and safety of our runners, volunteer staff and the people in small town Iowa has been our primary focus. This focus on doing our part to protect everyone from the spread of the virus has made it clear there is no way forward for this year’s event.
As of today, Relay Iowa 2020 is cancelled.
Our staff is working with Active to come up with a refund structure to be released in the next week or two. If you are a registered runner for the 2020 event, watch your email for messages and instructions from Relay Iowa and/or Active. Thank you so much for being part of this adventure relay. There is nothing as wonderful as seeing all your faces on the roads of Iowa. Take care of yourselves and your families. We are all in this together. Keep running and get ready for 2021!
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 2021
"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 & Founder
"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."
"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."
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