Annual River-to-River Relay Race
Friday thru Sunday, April 14-16, 2017 (2018 Version TBA soon)
The River to River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80 mile relay race held in southern Illinois in mid-April. 240 eight member teams from around the country are entered with many, including the Lisle Windrunner entries, repeating year after year. Our club has entered 2 or 3 teams annually since the relay's inception in 1988. It is a very entertaining and rewarding experience that builds on the teamwork and spirit of our club.
The course starts near the Mississippi river by Wolf Lake, IL, and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2 lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio river. The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order. All members of each team ride together in a 15 passenger van.
The entire trip covers a three day weekend with the van trip on Friday to a motel in Marion, IL, where they will stay through Saturday night, returning Sunday morning. The all-day relay race is held on Saturday with celebrations, snacks and awards afterward in Golconda followed by a drive back to Marion for dinner. Breakfast and the return trip to the Chicago area is completed on Sunday morning.
Two Windrunner teams competed in the 2017 Relay:
A-Train - Christine Lipa, captain - 5th place Handicap 8:16 , 10:12
Lisle Windrunners - Bill Igoe, captain - 24th place Handicap - 10:16, 11:58
Interested in running the next River-to-River relay? E-mail the R2R Coordinator.
View official River-to-River site for more information. (external link)
View previous River-to-River Results