Iroquois Steeplechase: What You Need To Know

Posted at 9:06 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 14:23:30-04

This weekend, thousands of people will descend upon Percy Warner Park for the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville.  

The annual event draws an average crowd of 25,000 on race day and since 1981, has raised more than $10 million for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. 

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The Iroquois has run continuously since 1941, even through the Nashville flood and only took one year off during World War II. 

The gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the first race starting at 1 p.m. 

How To Get There 

Each year, traffic is an issue for those attending. Assigning a designated driver could be your best bet, but Lyft is the event's official partner this year.  

There will be a rideshare pickup/dropoff Lyft Lounge area to right off Highway 100 in the General Admission parking area.  

One year, people waited at least two hours for a ride. With this change, organizers hope things will be less congested. 

Passengers can take a short shuttle ride to and from the track from the Lyft drop off area to access the grounds.   

Click here for more information about the event.