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Cleveland Rowing Foundation, home of the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta for over 20 years.

More than 1,500 collegiate, youth, and masters rowers from 59 local and out-of-state programs including prominent teams from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Canada are scheduled to compete on the Cuyahoga river this Saturday. The largest number of participants representing 13 States as well as Canada.

Teams race a 5,000-meter course from just north of Arcelor Mittal Steel to Rivergate Park. Spectators can see the finish line (at Cleveland Rowing Foundation) from the patio at Cleveland Metroparks’ popular Merwin’s Wharf restaurant. Racing begins at Rivergate Park, home of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse, located at 1003 British Street, Cleveland. Rain or shine.

All regatta details are listed on regattacentral.com including parking, food vendors, maps, directions and much more!

Bow Ball Fundraiser
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support, facilitate and promote the sport of rowing and other recreational uses of the Cuyahoga River by partnering with member organizations and the community. Thank you for your generosity.

The Gay Games 9 Rowing Regatta
In 2014, the Cleveland Rowing Foundation hosted the rowing event of the 2014 Gay Games, also known as Gay Games 9, an international multi-sport event and cultural gathering organized by, and specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes, artists and musicians. It was held from August 9 to August 16, 2014 in Cleveland, with some events being held in the nearby city of Akron, Ohio. An estimated 10,000 athletes from more than 60 nations participated in 37 sports and cultural events.

Watch the Gay Games video

The Games were open to all adults – regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability. 

USRowing Masters Head Race National Championship
The inaugural event was held September 16, 2012, on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. “The advent of a masters head race national championship will provide a new competitive opportunity for a growing segment of USRowing,” said USRowing Chief Executive Officer Glenn Merry. “Cleveland is optimal for the inaugural regatta with its central location and history as an enthusiastic community that supports sporting events ranging from amateur to professional. The Cuyahoga River presents a challenging course of turns and twists under a vibrant urban backdrop, where the sport can be showcased to a new audience of fans and friends watching along the banks.”
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Cleveland Rowing Foundation Members