Great River Relay. Think of it as a 207-mile party with 12 best
friends. Teams of 12 run along the world-famous Mississippi River
as they rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes
and antics, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors.
The party follows the Great River Road starting in La Crosse, Wisconsin
and ends in St. Paul Minnesota. Each team member run at least three
alternating legs ranging from 3 to 8 miles... and this is where
the fun begins!
is the 12-person Minneapolis-based team that emerged to become one
of 30 teams participating in the Great River Relay in August of
2006. Captained by Liz Harper, the team began their experience at
approximately 10:00 am (Central Time) from LaCrosse, WI, August
25 and continued - non-stop at an 8:25/mile pace - into Saturday,
August 26 where they reached the conclusion of their experience
in St. Paul, MN, 207 miles away. But this is only the beginning
of the story. It
is this website that records their gauntlet and adventure in this
inaugural August 2006 race known as the Great River Relay.