The Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta is Tomorrow!

Head of the Cuyahoga course (5K)

The one day a year when the Cuyahoga River is closed to maritime traffic has arrived as Cleveland Rowing Foundation's Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta comes to Cleveland's waterfront from 8 am to 3 pm, Saturday, September 16th. Over 1,500 rowers from 59 clubs in 13 states and one Canadian province will experience the unique aesthetics of Cleveland's industrial shoreline.

Our ride-along with Saint Ignatius High School Crew last week gave us a front row seat view of what the scholastic, collegiate, and adult rowers will experience during tomorrow's racing (click here for the race schedule/heat sheet). Come down to Cleveland Rowing Foundation or hang out at Merwin's Wharf for a view of the festivities. Better yet, find yourself a bridge to spectate on! Columbus Road Bridge is a particularly solid choice as: 1) it's located at the end of the race 2) the sweeping turn can produce some tight passes as crews race for the line and 3) it's a short walk to Brick & Barrel BrewingHoopples, or Sainato's/Rivergate Tavern! The weather is going to be great for the last big event on the river before fall arrives.

St. Ignatius Crew Practice on HOTC Course (photos)

SIHS Crew Practice/HOTC Promo Vid

Head of the Cuyahoga Viewing Locations

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