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



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


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.

“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. Please contact for volunteer information.


Fun Races


Race Map

2016 Photos


before May 1


before July 1


before July 23


Day of


(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! Registration cost is per person, all members of relays or teams must sign up. In addition, there is a $5 ($6 out of county) gate fee to enter the park as well as a $3 boat fee.


Racers are welcome to bring personal kayaks or canoes with appropriate lifejacket/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 $10 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



All members of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation will receive a $10 discount for the race. Sign up to become a member of the Foundation here (which is tax-deductible!) E-mail Sam at for your discount code today!

Race Day

6:30am-7:30am boat drop-off, check-in/registration, & packet pick-up
8am 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.


This race starts and ends at the beach with the marina serving as the transition area. Spectators are welcome to view the race at either location.


Winners will be honored in the following categories:
Top solo female
Top solo male

Top team (2 participants complete the entire race together)
Top relay team (2 participants, each completes 1 or 2 stages)