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DeRailed Adventure

Sat September 16, 2023 Riceville, IA 50466 US Directions


DeRailed Adventure - Multi-Sport

9:00AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT
Open to ages 18+.

DeRailed Adventure Cancelled due to limited registrants.

DeRailed Adventure on Sept 16, 2023 is cancelled.  Registered participants have been issued refunds on August 14th.  Please allow 7-10 days for processing.

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.

Total run/jog/walk distance is approximately 6.3 miles. Total biking distance is approximately 6.7 miles.

The course includes running on hard surfaces and a mowed grass trail.  Biking will be mostly on a paved recreational trail with a few hundred feet of gravel.  The water event is approximately 100-200 feet in length. It is not swimming, but you and your shoes will get wet. 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.  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.  Restroom facilities are available at pre-race/finish, the start, McIntire City Park, and Lake Hendricks.

Participants will leave bikes at Lake Hendricks to complete the water event and remainder of the race. Race personnel will remain with the bikes until they are picked up or 11:50, whichever is earlier.

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 10:45 in order to continue the race.  You have two hours and 20 minutes to officially finish and receive a finisher’s medal.  Those finishing in over two hours and 30 minutes will be given congratulations for their efforts.

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: 11:30am CDT
PRICE: $25 Early Sign-up Race Fee with increasing intervals up to $50 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends two days prior to race day.

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Rules for DeRailed Adventure 2022 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.  Race volunteers will be at this location beginning at 6:40 a.m.  A volunteer will remain with the bikes until they are picked up at the end of the first running section. 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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