Last year’s Market-to-Market relay event, coordinated by Ben Cohoon and Jason Bakewell, will once again come to Iowa May 10, 2014 on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Registration for the 2014 event opens Monday, Oct. 14.

Last year’s event attracted more than 1,500 runners on 210 teams consisting between 6-8 members.

Runners hit the pavement on a 75-mile race course starting from the courthouse square in Jefferson and ending at the Court Avenue District in downtown Des Moines.

Each runner alternates running between 5-7 miles and driving to the next location with their teammates. The same route will be used for the second Iowa relay.

For more information on the relay, go to