The 2017 Iowa Indoor Rowing Challenge was held on Saturday, February 11.

Youth, Masters, Open, and Junior events in the 2k, 1k, and 500m distance! New this year an Adaptive Rowers 1k! Get a team together to compete in the Team Relay. And don’t forget to show your strength in the Super Rower Challenge! Open to all levels. Spectators welcome.

  • Early Bird Registration:  December 18th-January 16th | $18
  • Standard Registration: January 17th-January 31st | $24
  • Late Registration:  February 1-February 8th | $35
  • Youth Registration: December 18th-February 8th | $10

Optional Race Shirt (select as "add on" when registering):

IIRC Shirt


University of Iowa Field House
225 South Grand
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Rules and info documents


PDF:  PDF icon2017 IIRC Schedule.pdf

Time Event
7:45am Race meeting
8:30am Women's Jr. 2k
8:45am Men's Jr. 2k
9:00am Women's Masters 2k
9:15am Men's Masters 2k
9:30am Women's Open 2k
9:45am Men's Open 2k
10:00am Youth Races (5-6 years) 1:00 min
10:10am Youth Races (7-8 years) 250m
10:20am Youth Races (9-11 years) 500m
10:30am Youth Races (12-13) 1000m
10:45am Youth Races results and awards
11:00am Women's Jr. 1k
11:10am Men's Jr. 1k
11:20am Women's Masters 1k
11:30am Men's Masters 1k
11:40am Women's Open 1k
11:50am Men's Open 1k
12:00pm Adaptive 1k event
12:15pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Women's Jr. 500m
1:10pm Men's Jr. 500m
1:20pm Women's Masters 500m
1:30pm Men's Masters 500m
1:40pm Women's Open 500m
1:50pm Men's Open 500m
2:00pm BREAK
2:15pm Jr. Athlete 4 x 500m Relays (women's men's, mixed)
2:30pm Masters 4 x 500m Relays (women's men's, mixed)
2:45pm Open e 4 x 500m Relays (women's men's, mixed)
3:15pm Awards Presentation





We do not have a block of hotel rooms this year. Here are some hotels that are close to the venue:

More about Iowa City: Parking, restaurants, and more

We hope you enjoy your stay in Iowa City! It's a great town with a lot to offer. Parking options, area attractions, and restaurants can be found in our IC Area Guide:  PDF iconIIRC -IC Info-17.pdf

Rowing in Iowa City

Rowing has been around in Iowa City and Iowa for quite some time.  While this seems strange to people from the coasts, Midwesterners know that many cities in Iowa were founded on rivers, so rowing here is not such an odd concept.  There are rowing groups in Iowa in Des Moines, Waterloo, the Quad Cities, Ames, and of course, Iowa City.

In Iowa City, many amazing female athletes compete with the Women's Rowing program at The University of Iowa.  UI also a competitive Men's Rowing Club Team. Iowa City's first rowing club for community adults and juniors was founded in 1996 as the Old Capitol Rowing Club.  Around 2010, the Old Capitol Club morphed into Hawkeye Community Rowing.  At the time of the merger, a closer partnership was formed with a long-time supporter—University of Iowa Recreational Services, which is part of the UI's Division of Student Life.  The City of Iowa City thankfully has also partnered with us on some exciting new ventures!


Regatta Director: Danelle Stipes,  Registration, Waivers, Vendors, Sponsors

Regatta Coordinators:

Find Hawkeye Community Rowing on Facebook and join the Facebook event page to get all the latest info! Also, check out some photos from last years event here, and a video of the challenge here


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Danelle Stipes at Thank you!

Past results

PDF iconIIRC 2016 Results.pdf

Questions? Please contact Hawkeye Community Rowing coordinator Danelle Stipes at or call 319-384-1292.