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IUPUI heads to downtown Indianapolis canal for annual regatta



INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis invites local media to cover the annual IUPUI Regatta.  The canal race is IUPUI’s largest student-run event and is open to the public. The fun-filled activities provide monies for student scholarships. About 10,000 people from the community and campus attended last year’s race.

WHAT: Seventh Annual IUPUI Regatta, a field of 150 teams of IUPUI students, alumni, faculty and staff in a half-mile canoe relay competition.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19. Opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. The first heat begins at 10:15 a.m., with subsequent heats 20 to 25 minutes later. The closing ceremony will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Indiana Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis at 10th and 11th Streets.

WHY: For the fun of it and to raise funds for student scholarships.

COST: Spectators can watch the race for free. Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. costs $10. Food trucks and marketplace vendors will be on site.

Activities will include:

  • 2014 “The Voice” winner and IUPUI graduate Josh Kaufman will perform live at approximately 3:15 p.m.  on the mainstage on 10th Street at the Canal.
  • My Yellow Rickshaw (on mainstage at 10:15 a.m. ), Circle City Bucket Drummers, Indy Dance Academy, Swing Cats will also perform at various times throughout the day on the Walnut Street Basin Stage. Sunrise Yoga will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Walnut Street Basin.
  • Clowns, dog costume contest, face painters and the Herron Student Art Contest.            

A complete list of activities is available online.