Are you looking for a way to spend your day that is guaranteed to be full of excitement all while supporting local students? Well you should think about attending the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta!
Rowing, sometimes referred to as crew, is a pretty awesome sport that not that many people would imagine Cleveland to have. Our team is made up of many students from different schools in the Cleveland area. From Medina to Bay Village, and even a student from Lakewood, we celebrate Cleveland and everything great about it.
The HotC Regatta takes place on Saturday, September 21. The regattas are kind of organized like track meets; there are different races and events all day. Starting as early as 8:30 in the morning, our athletes make sure to get there at 7:00 in order to get themselves ready. Races will go until about 3:00 in the afternoon.
Our fall season races are 5ks, which are about 3 miles. This semester of our season is about endurance. Compare that to our 2k spring races, which are all about speed.
Even when your boat isn’t racing, or getting ready to race, we’re there to support each other. Whether it be by helping launch and catch boats, or by helping with oars, or even cheering as our boats go by.
The atmosphere of the event is amazing! With races constantly going, there’s never a dull moment throughout the day. If you attend, perhaps you may find an attraction to the sport. If that’s the case, I encourage you to reach out and talk to any of the athletes, or maybe even one of the coaches.
The race takes place down in the Flats, ending at about Merwin’s Wharf. You’re able to watch from any of the bridges that are within the course, or find a spot along the river to sit and watch.
I hope to see you there!