Lisle runners lead suburban pack in Illinois River to River Relay race
Apr 25, 2015 7:40 AM - Why the dog biscuits? It's a tradition by organizers of the Illinois River to River Relay race in southern Illinois. "There was a concern about stray dogs down there in southern Illinois," recalled Rick Eckstein, a Lisle resident who ran in the first race in 1988. Eckstein, his running club and several other from the suburbs are among 250 teams participating today in the 80-mile run between the Mississippi to the Ohio rivers.