Iowa Indoor Rowing Challenge | Recreational Services

The 2018 Iowa Indoor Rowing Challenge ook place on Saturday, February 10! Congratulations to all athletes and thanks for a great day! 

Results: PDF icon2018_iirc_final_results.pdf

Youth, Masters, Open, Junior, and Adaptive  events in the 2k, 1k, and 500m distance, as well as a 4 x 500m Team Relay! This event is open to all levels. Spectators welcome!

  • Early Bird Registration:  December 18 - January 7 | $24 
  • Standard Registration: January 8 - January 21 | $30
  • Late Registration:  January 22 - February 8 | $40 
  • Youth Registration (includes shirt): December 18 - January 21 | $12

Optional race tank top (select as "add on" when registering): $15


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

Rules and info documents


PDF icon2018_iirc_schedule_of_events.pdf


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-2018.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. Also, check out some photos from last years event here, and a video of the 2016 challenge here.


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

Past results

PDF iconiirc_2017_final_results.pdf

PDF iconIIRC 2016 Results.pdf

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