Run Iowa’s Market to Market® Relay, a team running relay race from Jefferson to Des Moines
The Market to Market® Relay Iowa covers 75 miles over 18 stages on a scenic and varied course. Join 6, 7, or 8 of your closest pals, hop in a van, run, rest and repeat. The course follows the Raccoon River Valley Trail System, paved streets, and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of west central Iowa.
Combine the running with outrageous costumes, memorable van rides, and a lively Post-Race Shindig & Expo in downtown Des Moines and it all adds up to 1 unforgettable day. This is one running event you won’t want to miss. Register now to secure a spot in the running road trip.
Space is limited to only 350 teams.
Starting at sun up from the Bell Tower of Jefferson, Iowa, seven runners and a van take on the diverse and scenic course as they make their way to a downtown Des Moines finish and post-race celebration by sun down. The 75 mile course is broken into 18 stages and a team finish with each runner taking on two to three stages. Stages range from about 3 to 5 miles on a mixture of bike trails, paved roads and gravel roads. You won’t want to miss this event that combines running in beautiful central Iowa landscapes, outrageous costumes, memorable van rides with your friends and a massive post-race shindig in downtown Des Moines. It all adds up to 1 unforgettable day.