Iron Paddle

june 13, 2020

WHY IRON Paddle?

Come enjoy a day highlighting Central Wisconsin’s finest waterways. Both whitewater and flatwater events will take place, so this is all things paddle for everyone from Olympic hopefuls to those new to paddling. There will be a smattering of classes including flatwater stand up paddle board, whitewater kayak, surf ski flatwater. Check out here for more information. You can even do both a whitewater and a flatwater event on the same day!

Haven’t raced before? This is your chance to “get your feet wet”! We have beginner-friendly courses for whitewater events and flatwater events. No boat, no problem! We can hook you up with an inflatable, canoe, standup paddleboard or kayak for either the flatwater or whitewater events. Or you can make your own!

Spectators / Crew Access
Crew access couldn’t be easier for this race and provides a great chance for the non runners to enjoy Granite Peak and get a little taste of our city. Once at Granite Peak, get an IRONBULL™ exclusive ski lift ride to the summit (may be purchased at the pre-race 10/4 expo or day of the event) to cheer on the racers and then enjoy the beautiful fall colors as you ride back down to the base to head back to the 400 Block to support the achievement of the runners’ hard day of work!

Finish Line Festivities
An even better way to get a taste of our city - the well deserved post race party being held on the 400 Block upon your finish! Family, friends, food, music, and most importantly, beer and drink, are there to congratulate you, an IRONBULL™ finisher. Spectators may enjoy Wausau Events Harvest Fest festivities from 10am-2pm on the 400 Block which includes everything from pumpkins to crafts to horse-drawn wagon rides to live music.

Racers and spectators will have full access to the YMCA located 3 blocks from the 400 Block to enjoy a swim, sauna, and of course a well deserved shower after the race.

Music by the Allen Brothers Band will energize the 400 Block from 3 pm to 7 pm at the finish line festival.


Ways to enjoy the race and enjoy the beauty around us with minimal impact!

  • Encourage your crew/ family/ friends to enjoy the ski lift to the top of the mountain instead of driving there

  • Compost bins located at every aid station and at the finish line festival will go toward local Monk Gardens / Wausau Urban Community Gardens.

  • Our event will be cupless!! We will have reusable bottles available at the Finish line festival for refill. Otherwise, please plan accordingly by bringing your own reusable bottle or cup!