Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will host the last overnight stop on the 2016 Great Race on Saturday, June 25, the night before the finish in Illinois. The stop will be on the Third Street Bridge downtown starting at 5:15 p.m. in conjunction with the towns Freedom Festival. Dinner will be on an island in the middle of the Cedar River which is connected on both sides by the bridge.
Racers will start in South Dakota and travel through southwestern Minnesota before crossing two-thirds of the start of Iowa during the day known as Championship Run because everyone has to keep all of their scores during the day and it will go a long way towards determining who the Grand Champion will be. The following morning the racers will head out for a quick 100-miles of competition before breaking for lunch in Walcott, Iowa. After lunch, they will cross the Mississippi River for the finish in Moline, Illinois, where one of the teams will take home the $50,000 first prize.