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
“This was the most fun race
I’ve done all year! Loved it!”
— 2014 participant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 317.327.7123.
2016 Race Photos
before April 1
before July 1
before July 23
(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!
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
Double kayaks & canoes
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.
The race format mimics a Figure 8, and will utilize the beach as a central hub, a spot where spectators can cheer on participants.
Winners will be honored in the following categories:
Solo (male & female)
Team (male, female & co-ed)