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To protect people (our participants, our volunteers, our communities) the Wapsi Wiggle has been combined with the August Sunshine & Sanity Virtual Race.
The race can be ran on the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail using the RaceJoy virtual course with participant timing and tracking. (This is how Sunshine & Sanity Virtual Race is ran each month). Or registrants can run a 5K wherever they are in the world and submit their time.
The August Sunshine & Sanity/Wapsi Wiggle has a nominal $5 registration fee for the technical development and software used. Registrants are encourage to then make an additional donation when registering that will go toward the Grace Harken Memorial. Please register for the July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd virtual race event here: https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/SunshineSanity
The WGWL Trail Association is dedicating the event as a fundraiser in memory of Grace Harken. Grace was our Miss Riceville who went on to become Miss Mitchell County in 2013. Unfortunately, as she returned home by bike after working in Osage, she was struck by a vehicle and died. She was an outstanding young lady and represented our community in an excellent way. This August's Sunshine & Sanity/Wapsi Wiggle is continuing the work started last year to establish a fund as a memorial to her and a scholarship for Riceville students. One can either join this walk/run or give a donation to the fund.
Again to participate in this year's Wapsi Wiggle Virtual race and support the Grace Harken fund go to https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/SunshineSanity
Additional race information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Riceville-Wapsi-Race-362935314125/.
Timed 5k Run/Walk starting at 8 A.M. 5K route is out and back starting at the WGWL Trailhead & Welcome Center - 110 East Main Street Riceville IA 50466
Medals for first place male and female finishers in their age category.
Timed self-supported training half marathon starting at 7 A.M. Half is an out and back starting at the WGWL Trailhead & Welcome Center
Medal for 1st place overall male and overall female.
Kids free ½ mile Fun Run approx. 9:15 A.M. No fee or registration required.
Free all you can eat pancakes for registered participants.
$5 all you can eat pancakes and sausage for non-registered participants; $2 for kids (4/under) 7:30am – 10:00am
T-shirt (optional purchase $10) available for pick-up starting at 7 A.M. to registered participants prior to July 15, 2019.
Race takes place on a paved trail that runs pass a Butterfly Garden, wraps around an ice blue lake and takes you through the heart of woods and restored prairie.
Proceeds for the event go to a fund in memory of Grace Harken.
Visit wgwltrail.com for other events like the Border Bike - The Official Interstate Bike Ride to MN and Beyond, the DeRailed Adventure Race and the IronHorse Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K.
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You are invited to the Wapsi Wiggle the first Saturday in August. This is a 5K social walk or run and self-supported half on the morning of the Wapsipinicon Festival. The WGWL Trail Association is dedicating the event as a fundraiser for a fund in memory of Grace Harken. Grace was our Miss Riceville who went on to become Miss Mitchell County in 2013. Unfortunately, as she returned home by bike after working in Osage, she was struck by a vehicle and died. She was an outstanding young lady and represented our community in an excellent way. This year's Wapsi Wiggle is a continued effort in memorial to her and benefiting future Riceville students. One can either join this walk/run or give a donation to the scholarship fund. Medals will be awarded to the 1st place finishers in each age category of the 5K Walk/Run. Half Marathon participants will race for a 1st place overall male and 1st place overall female medal.
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