Solo racers and teams of 2 to 4 people will visit a series of checkpoints and complete team challenges along the course. The course will not be marked and will be navigated by map and compass only. Checkpoints must be visited in order unless otherwise specified. At each checkpoint teams will punch the corresponding box on their passport to prove that they visited the checkpoint. Teams must use the specified mode of transportation for the section of the course they are on at all times. Teams will be ranked first by the number of checkpoints they visit, then by the total elapsed time on the course. The team that visits the most checkpoints in the least amount of time is the winner.

General Rules:
  • Team members are required to complete the entire race together, and must stay within 100 feet of each other at all times.
  • All participants are required to follow "Leave No Trace" principles. Any caught littering on the course will be disqualified.
  • Teams must follow specific instructions given by the race director. Special instructions will be given at team check in as well as during the pre race meeting. Respect private property...
  • Each team member must have their race number displayed at all times.
  • This is an unsupported race. Teams are not allowed to recieve support at any time during the race except from other racers.
  • Spectators are allowed and should check with race headquarters for instructions and locations for watching the race. Please remember that assisting racers is prohibited and will result in penalties for teams receiving assistance.
  • Clue sheets and maps will be handed out at racer check in on Friday night. Check back for updates on the time and place for check in Friday night

  • Required gear must be carried at all times during the race. See the gear list for required gear.
  • Gear checks will be completed on the course during the race.
  • All team members must wear a helmet and have a blinking red tail light on their bike during all biking sections.
  • All team members must wear a Coast Guard approved Type III PFD during all canoeing sections.
  • No GPS or electronic navigation devices are allowed. This is grounds for automatic disqualification. No exceptions.

Transition Areas:
  • Transition Areas are the predetermined points along the course where racers change modes of transportation.
  • All teams must check in with the race staff at the transition area upon arrival and departure.
  • No outside support is allowed at transition areas

Reasons for Disqualification:
  • Leaving team members on the course. Not following 100 foot rule.
  • Use of GPS or navigation device other than map and compass
  • Littering.
  • Not assisting other people in danger
  • Using the wrong mode of transportation, or the use of any motorized transportation.

Race Management
  • All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Contact us for information on participation by minors.
  • Team members must sign all waivers in order to participate.
  • No illegal drugs will be used during the event.
  • Rules may be added or changed by the Race Director at any time before the event.
  • Unplugged Adventures is not responsible for stolen, lost, or damaged equipment.
  • The Race Director's decisions are final

Unplugged Adventures is a new venture looking to offer a variety of outdoor activities in Central Iowa. We provide first class events and enjoyment for all levels of competition, from families to the elite adventure racer.