DeRailed Adventure

September 18, 2021 Riceville, IA 50466 US Directions

DeRailed Adventure - Multi-Sport

$25 9:00AM CDT - 11:40AM CDT Price increases after June 19, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
DeRailed 2020 Cancelled, DeRailed 2021 on September 18th

New Date: September 18, 2021

As a first year event, DeRailed 2019, was a success. Participants were enthused about being challenged in a variety of ways. We were excited to provide a similar type event this year.

               Because of Covid 19 concerns from both volunteers and potential participants, DeRailed Adventure has been cancelled for 2020. You will be provided a full refund of the

               registration fee in the near future.

               We anticipate the return of this event in 2021 and hope you will be able to participate at that time.

               Thank you for your interest in DeRailed.


               The WGWL Events Committee

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Wapsi-Great Western Line Trailhead & Welcome Center
110 East Main Street
Riceville, IA US 50466

This is an adventure style race with multiple disciplines including running, biking, a water event and mystery challenges.

The course includes running on hard surfaces and a mowed grass trail.  Biking will be mostly on a paved recreational trail.  The water event is approximately 500 feet in length and you will be required to wear an approved life jacket provided by race officials.  Mystery events may be physical or mental.

This is a mostly self-supported event, especially related to hydration and personal needs.

  1. 1. Participants must be able to carry water on their person and/or on their bike.  Water is available to refill containers at pre-race/finish (Wapsi Great Western Line (WGWL) Trailhead in Riceville), at start, at McIntire City Park (the transition area from run to bike) and at Lake Hendricks.
  2. 2. Restroom facilities are available at pre-race/finish, the start, McIntire City Park, and Lake Hendricks.

First, second and third place awards for men and women.  This is a timed event.  Participants must arrive for the water event at Lake Hendricks before 11:00 in order to continue the race.  You have two hours and 40 minutes to officially finish and receive a finisher’s medal.  Those finishing in over two hours and 40 minutes will be given congratulations for their efforts.   All participants will receive a free lunch from 11:45-12:15.

See rules below. 

Are you up for the adventure, or will you be DeRailed?

Water event
Mystery Challenges are a minimum of two and must be completed to advance in the race
END TIME: 11:40am CDT
PRICE: $25 Early Sign-up Race Fee with increasing intervals up to $50 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends two days prior.

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Rules for DeRailed Adventure 2020 Participants
  1. Athletes must check-in and drop bikes at McIntire City Park (the transition area from run to bike) prior to 7:40 a.m. where they will receive bibs and bike tags.  Volunteers will be at this location beginning at 6:40 a.m.  McIntire is located 7 miles NW of Riceville.
  2. Athletes will need to drive to the WGWL Welcome Center (110 East Main Street/Hwy 9 in Riceville), which is where the race finishes. Pre-race meeting at 8:10 a.m.   Bus will leave at 8:30 to carry participants to race start (located 10 miles NW of Riceville).
  3. Entrants must sign a waiver (a part of online registration).
  4. Minimum age of entrants is 18.
  5. A CPSC/ANSI-approved bicycle helmet shall be worn during all biking activities.
  6. Manual bicycles only.  E-bikes are not allowed.
  7. A Coast Guard-approved life jacket (PFD) will be provided by race officials and must be worn during the water event.
  8. Participants will follow all DeRailed rules and instructions from DeRailed race officials and law enforcement. Those in variance to any rule will be subject to disqualification.
  9. DeRailed officials have the right to delay or cancel the race due to weather conditions that pose a threat to participants and/or volunteers.

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