2017 IUPUI Regatta

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Indianapolis Canal

The IUPUI Regatta is a half-mile canoe relay race on the downtown Indianapolis canal held in mid-September each year.  The event utilizes the downtown waterway from 11th Street (Admiral Spruance Basin) to Walnut Street (Walnut Street Basin) for not only a boat race, but an interactive festival for those who attend. The number of people who have attended the event has grown to over 10,000 attendees. This increase in attendance is not limited to just students, faculty/staff, and alumni, but now also accommodates an increasingly diverse audience from the Central Indiana area.   

Welcome back School of Science alumni!

Alumni, are you coming to Regatta? Fill out this short form and we will be sure to save you a SCIENCE! ALUMNI t-shirt. Stop by the Science Tent at the north-west end of the Canal on September 23 to grab a snack, take a break and watch the canoe races. We will be doing STEM activities all day, so bring your friends and family, and join us as we cheer on our Science Alumni "Dream Team" to a second victory!

Alumni T-Shirt Form!


Fun for the whole family.

The Regatta also has designed to entertain children of all ages – clowns, face painters, IUPUI student organizations host activities for kids and college students, and live entertainment from Indianapolis area bands make this festive event a can't miss experience. Check out more at the IUPUI Regatta website. 

Event Schedule

  • 9:00 am - Cardboard Boat Race
  • 10:00 am - Chancellors Welcome
  • 10:15 am - Heat one