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More than 2,500 runners from 23 states on RRVT Saturday!

The Raccoon River Valley Trail's "south loop" of about 61 miles provides most of the route for the 5th annual, 75-mile-long "Market to Market Relay Iowa" this Saturday, May 13. The first wave of runners will leave the courthouse square in Jefferson at 5:45 a.m., and the elite competitors will leave at 9:15 a.m. in the last wave. Finish will be on the Court Avenue bridge in downtown Des Moines between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Spectators are encouraged all along the route, which has 17 exchange zones.