Course

Full course: 200 miles
Short course: 150 miles

Iowa Wind and Rock: 340 miles

This is a self-supported adventure, and no crews are allowed on the course. There will be opportunities to resupply at convenience stores, and the distances between them will be communicated to all registered participants.

Expect it to be very hilly. There will be dirt B-roads, rickety bridges, and probably some hike-a-bike sections. Parts of the course will be remote, with limited cell service. Other areas will be residential farmland, but all should be low-traffic, scenic Iowa roads.

You may change between the 150 and 200 mile distances during the event by notifying the volunteers at the checkpoint. If it is not your day, drop to the 150 mile distance. Feeling awesome, step up to the 200 mile. You must carry cue sheets or pre-load the GPX file for both distances, the checkpoint volunteers will not be able to help you with this. GPX files will be sent to participants before the event date, as well as print your own cue sheets if you would like to use them.

Iowa Wind and Rock will be 340 miles, with no option to switch routes or distances. Finish, or don’t. Due to the reschedule of this event to coincide with Spotted Horse, a GPX file will be provided in advance of the event.

You can follow our Facebook page for hints and more information as the route develops. And you can follow us on Instagram! You can also check out photos from prior years!