Happy runners on the Raccoon River Valley Trail in southern Greene County on Saturday morning, May 12, competing in the 6thannual Market to Market Relay Iowa.  The 75-mile relay race from the courthouse square in Jefferson to the Court Avenue District & East Village in Des Moines attracted about 3,000 runners on 350 teams.  Weather cool early, with a tailwind, with rain more of a threat later in the day.

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South Dakotans again run-away victors in a terrific "M2M Relay Iowa"!
Des Moines, 14 May, 2018

The team "Six Pack and a Pound Fest" -- made up of former distance runners at the University of South Dakota -- averaged an amazing 5 minutes and 34 seconds per mile for the 75-mile race from Jefferson to downtown Des Moines! They had a 50-minute lead at the finish as they repeated as champions of the "open" category of the relay. About 3,000 runners on 350 teams from 20 states enjoyed almost perfect running weather on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. ...

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