The Iron Eagle Challenge (IEC) is an adventure race that gives students a chance to participate in biking, running, boating, and mystery challenges. I know it may sound intimidating but it is all about having FUN!
After talking to Kathleen Wilson, a junior mechanical engineer major, I was able to get some insight on the race. She has completed the IEC twice and will be participating again this year.
Kathleen is excited about IEC because participants get to race with a friend. “You get to laugh about messing up, passing people, and figuring out challenges. It is a fun bonding experience.”
IEC registration has already begun! All you have to do is find a partner and register. If you do not have a partner don’t worry! Visit the Southern Adventure’s IEC event Facebook page and see who needs a partner as well.
There will be awards, a raffle, and refreshments immediately after the race. There are over ten sponsors this year so the prizes will be awesome! To register and for more information visit the IEC website.
Kathleen says participants should “Get pumped to have a really great time!”
Still not convinced? I am sure this video will change your mind!
The adventure race will take place on Friday, October 18 from 3-6 p.m. Don’t forget to use the IEC hash tag, #IEC13, up until the day of the race so we will know you are ready for the challenge!