16th Annual GAAR

September 8th, 2024

What is GAAR?


Since 2007 the Great Ames Adventure Race (The GAAR) has called people of all ages and abilities to test their mettle at a triathlon of events. Participants compete in solo, tandem or relay divisions on a course that starts and ends at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Avenue in North Ames. The race begins with waves of six on a 2.5 mile race around the lake. Participants then exit the lake to a transition area where the 15 mile bike race and the 5K run begin.

Come and challenge yourself, or challenge family, friends, and coworkers in a fun paddle-bike-run event that keeps people coming back, year after year.

Contact Us

Ames Jaycees – GAAR
P.O. Box 624
Ames, IA 50010