The 8th annual Iron Eagle Challenge (IEC) will be held on Friday, October 19th from 3-6pm. The IEC is an adventure race that travels through Georgia Southern University's scenic campus. The course requires two person race teams to off-road/urban cycle, run/walk, canoe, and conquer many mystery challenges along the way.
The mystery challenges require both mental and physical skills and provide a nice break from cycling and running, making the race possible for anyone in moderate cardiovascular shape. This is the perfect race for those "super competitive" types, as well as those who would just like to have a fun time while getting some exercise! Many former competitors have compared the race to the popular television show The Amazing Race.
The Iron Eagle Challenge totals around 4-5 miles, starting and ending at GSU's Recreation Activity Center (RAC), with the majority of the mileage taking place on the bike.
The first thing you will need is a partner to race with and a team name that is original. With regards to equipment, all racers will be required to bring/rent/borrow/steal (okay, don't steal):
Don't have a bike or helmet? Southern Adventures is renting their mountain bikes and helmets out to anyone racing. Stop by the Southern Adventures Center located in the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) ASAP to reserve a bike/helmet. There is a very limited quantity of bikes/helmets available so act now!
Attend the Pre-race Meeting
At least one member from each team will be required to attend the Iron Eagle Challenge pre-race meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 and 8:00pm. If for some strange reason you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact us in advance to make other arrangements.
After the race, we will have snacks and drinks available at the RAC pavilion. The awards ceremony and raffle will be held shortly after the last racers are off the course at the RAC Amphitheater. Check back soon to see the sweet prizes for the raffle that have been donated by our gracious sponsors.
Without the help of our wonderful volunteers, this race would not be possible. Race volunteers can do a variety of tasks such as working the pre-race check-in, directing racers through the course, food setup, and finish line crew. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Matthew Graham (email@example.com).
Brought to you by:
Southern Adventures, a program area of Campus Recreation & Intramurals at Georgia Southern University.