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To create an environment where communities find fun opportunities for entertainment, commerce, and employment

"Make Hawkeye Downs the "new" place to go for fun!"

New Executive Director/Events Manager Named

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – Hawkeye Downs, a prominent venue and racing attraction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, today announced it has hired a new Executive Director and Events Manager. Jenn Draper is well-known and well-respected in the Cedar Rapids area for her extensive experience in event planning. She has successfully planned and coordinated

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Hawkeye Downs Finalizes Sale Of Property To Cellsite Solutions

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – Hawkeye Downs, a prominent venue and racing attraction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, today announced it has formally sold its property to Cellsite Solutions of Cedar Rapids.  Cellsite will now own all 93 acres of the property, but Hawkeye Downs will lease back the exposition halls and racing facilities.

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Sponsorship Opportunities 2020

As the 2020 season approaches, Hawkeye Downs is looking for partners to be apart of our 95th year. A multitude of opportunities exist at all different price ranges, starting out at just $25.

And here is the best part: According to a 2015 Repucom survey,

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‘Twas The Night Before Raceday

A fun holiday story written with help from some race fans!


‘Twas the night before raceday, and all through Hawkeye Downs,

Not a HydroFlask was stirring, nor even a panther

The roll cages were

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