Whether you're cheering on a roommate, friend, or loved one, the Regatta is a spectator's dream:
Enhance your Regatta experience by participating in any of the longstanding contests throughout the day!
Dog Costume Contest:
Bring your loyal companion dressed up in their best costume. The IUPUI Regatta takes pride in being able to host spectators of all sorts from young to wise and from feet to paws. Prep your pup for this year’s contest and keep an eye out for more information!
Cardboard Boat Contest:
Participants will race their makeshift rafts to the finish. Can you build a boat from just cardboard and tape and make it through our canal course?
IUPUI students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to create a banner to represent their organization. Winning banners will be hung proudly on race day to display to the public.
Battleships is a wet and fun team challenge where teams combine skill, balance, creativity, and school pride into an all-out water fight in the IU Natatorium. Teams will use buckets and other water throwing and blocking devices to sink an opposing team’s canoes while reaming afloat to be crowned the IUPUI Intramural Battleships Champion.
Teams tug a rope while inside of a canoe, battling to the finish line.
Additional information about the Regatta contests can be found here.
The race isn’t the only thing we have to keep you entertained. This year Regatta will feature performances by My Yellow
Rigshaw, Xiphos Tribal Indy, After Dark Entertainment, SAPB Talent Show Winner, Dog Costume Contest, ASA Dance Team, On a Side Note Acapella, Moving Company and many other fun things. Regattais a family friendly event. This year PBS Kids will be at the event in Military Park. Join us for lots of fun and free entertainment.
A longstanding tradition with the IUPUI Regatta has been our loyal support from local food trucks and restaurants. We’ll have plenty of tasty food vendors to choose from.
Please note that most of our partners accept both cash and card for methods of payment.
Indianapolis and her neighboring cities are home to a wealth of small businesses, and the IUPUI Regatta takes pride in partnerships with them to provide an opportunity to sell merchandise.
A list of some of the vendors will include Indy Star, Gigi’s Cupcakes, IMCU, Kona Ice truck, Sushi Boss, The NY Slice food truck, and Holy Stromboli and Cannoli.