A selfless person with a radiant smile, Jill exuded a love that drew people to her. She felt most comfortable out of the spotlight, but she was a powerful force behind Relay Iowa. Her legacy includes two amazing daughters and a legion of family and friends who loved her to the core and miss her terribly. She also leaves behind this remarkable event. Well done, Jill. We will do our best to fill your impossible-to-fill shoes.
The following excerpt from her obituary has become our mantra. It captures the essence of Jill and the essence of the run.
“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.”
We run for Jill.