Who Are We?
The Mississippi and Ohio rivers meet at the southern tip of Illinois. Between the two rivers lies a land quite unlike the rest of the state. Towards the end of April every year thousands of runners cross this land between the rivers in the River to River Relay. Read more...

Teams of eight runners compete on an 80-mile course. Each runner completes three sections that range in length from 2.5 to 4 miles. Teams are started in groups every 30 minutes beginning at 6:15am and continuing until the last group is started at 8:45am. The finish line closes at exactly 8:00pm.

The race starts at McGee Hill in LaRue Pine Hills on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. The course follows country roads (mostly paved but some stretches of gravel) through the Shawnee National Forest to its finish at the Ohio River in Golconda.

Due to logistical issues on the race course, the number of Relay teams has to be limited and is 250 in 2017. In 2016 we received over 370 applications in the first 10 minutes. Teams should only submit one entry. Teams submitting more than one entry will be disqualified. The entry fee for the April 22, 2017 River to River Relay is $480; but only payable if your team is notified that it has made the race field.

* Registration Is Now Closed For The 2017 River to River Relay *

Registration for the Saturday, April 22, 2017 River to River Relay was at this website on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 6:00pm CDT. 400+ applications were received for the 250 spots. The interest and enthusiasm for the Relay continues to grow and I would like to thank all the teams that have submitted an entry. Successful applicants will be notified via email on or before December 3, 2016. Please do not email to ask the status of your team's application. I will be diligently working to process all the applications and will contact the team managers as soon as possible. Thank you!

Brad Dillard
Race Director

*** Official 2016 Major Division Results ***

*** Official 2016 Special Division Results ***

*** Official 2016 Overall Results ***

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