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The Iron Eagle Paddle & Run was adopted as the Eagle Creek Park Foundation’s primary fundraiser to showcase the natural beauty of the park and all it has to offer, especially for athletes. This one-of-a-kind race takes you on an adventure through one of the nation’s largest city parks by alternating between trail runs and a kayak or canoe leg on the reservoir. Beautiful scenery is guaranteed, along with some fun and competition, of course! All ages are welcome.

Post-race party sponsored by

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Distance

Trail run 2.5-mile
Paddle 1.5-mile
Trail run 3.5-mile

Divisions

Solo male/female
2-person team male/female/co-ed
2-person relay male/female/co-ed

The race is set up similar to a triathlon, with a transition area to stage your gear for each leg. View map

“This was the most fun race
I’ve done all year! Loved it!”

— 2014 participant

Volunteer

We will need volunteers for: water aid stations, road crossings, medal distribution, registration, t-shirt distribution, boat management, and the after party. To volunteer, email Janice Parks at janice.parks@indy.gov, or call 317.327.7123.

Contact

Fun Races
317.696.0196

Links

Registration
Sponsorship
News release
PDF Flyer
Map
Past photos

2016 Race Photos

Cost

before April 1

$50

before July 1

$60

before July 23

$70

Day of

$80

(Race day registrants must bring personal boat with life jackets and paddles!)

All participants receive a medal, performance t-shirt, and access to a post-race party hosted at the Earth Discovery Center. Register by June 20 to guarantee a shirt in your size!

Boats

Racers are welcome to bring personal kayaks or canoes with appropriate life jacket/s and paddles. Don’t own a boat? No problem! Boat rentals are available in advance through Eagle Creek Outfitters on a first-come, first-served basis through July 21, and $5 from every boat rental benefits the Foundation. Rentals come equipped with paddles and life jackets. Note: the boat rental fee is not included in the race entry fee.

Single dugout & sit-on-top kayaks

$25

Double kayaks & canoes

$35

Discount

Get $15 off race entry when you become a member of the Foundation here (which is tax-deductible!). Valid for new members only. Once a member, email Sam at ecpf@eaglecreekpark.org to retrieve your race registration code.

Race Day

7am boat drop-off
8-8:45am check-in/registration & packet pick-up
9am race starts!

The event will take place rain or shine, but in the event of severe weather, we will delay the start until conditions improve.

Spectators

The race format mimics a Figure 8, and will utilize the beach as a central hub, a spot where spectators can cheer on participants.

Awards

Winners will be honored in the following categories:
Solo (male & female)
Team (male, female & co-ed)