Iowa

28 05, 2019

2019 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: The Original Seven

2019-06-24T15:04:04+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The O’Polkas raised their four sons and three daughters to stand on their own two feet, but to remember that there were always 12 extra hands ready to catch them if they stumbled. As the O’Polkas watched their seven children cross the Market to Market finish line together, they smiled at the realization of a [...]

22 05, 2019

2019 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: Bondurant Babes

2019-05-22T21:27:25+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As children, we were constantly asked what we were going to “be” when we grew up. For John and Abigail Hughes, there was no waiting to find out what their beautiful daughter Hazel was going to be. She already was. While many of us strive to be more patient, more giving, or more compassionate, Hazel was. [...]

15 05, 2019

2019 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: Run Like Hell

2019-05-15T14:38:53+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When Evil is Afoot, There Can Be No Slowing Down In the light of every Market to Market from the very beginning, we’ve seen the darkness. Something wicked lurking in every race. You’ve seen them. We’ve all seen them. A dark blur. You can pretend they’re not there, but when you feel the fire, you’d [...]

22 05, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: All That Remains is Love

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 2015, All That Remains is Love’s team captain, Angie Matsen has run under a different team name with her friend Melissa Kuhn. The team always enjoyed the day, the prep, the run… but that’s not why they did it. They did it for Mel. When Mel was diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t so much [...]

18 05, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: Stephen’s Squad

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

His name was Stephen Siller, and they want to be sure that name doesn’t slip away. A  Brooklyn Firefighter, Stephen ended his long shift, excited to meet his brothers for a relaxing game of golf. As he prepared to head out, he heard the still-fuzzy reports of some kind of accident in lower Manhattan. He [...]

27 04, 2018

7 Running Relay Packing Tips

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Team running relay races are great fun and the ultimate running road trip. With every road trip packing is part of the experience. Pack too little and your adventure becomes stressful. Here are the top 7 things to remember when creating your running relay packing list. 1. It's a team running relay race. Make the [...]

9 04, 2018

Athletico Physical Therapy: 3 Ways to Combat Low Back in Pain Runners

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Athletico Physical Therapy. You can find more information about Athletico Physical Therapy here. ** Low back pain is the largest cause of disability, affecting nearly 80 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lifetime.1 For runners, the compressive load during foot strike is [...]

4 04, 2018

2018 M2M Relay Iowa | Completed Team Roster… What’s Next?

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations! Your team roster has at least five runners registered and you’re ready to roll for the 2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa! This SOLD OUT race will feature 350 teams. You may be thinking… now what? But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT DATES: Official Rulebook is available now. Print or bookmark on your [...]

12 03, 2018

2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines Race Director Recap

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Race weekend is always exciting, but it's especially fun for us race organizers when you know the weather will be ideal conditions for runners. That was the case for the 2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines. With beautiful racing weather for early March, the stage was set for many runners to set a PR and [...]

11 05, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Iowa Spotlight Team: ‘No Lug Nuts, No Problem’

2017-08-30T16:15:38+00:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a three-part series about our three 2017 Market to Market Relay Iowa Spotlight Teams. *** The car shook. Clunk! Suddenly, a first time Market to Market Relay team watched as their tire flew off their van. It was a mishap every team dreads on race day. "Since the [...]