Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 24-25, 2015
Note: The information below is from 2014. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the major head race regattas during the fall rowing season.
Bringing together more than 75 college crews, 150 high school crews and master rowers, elite rowers and previous world champions, the longstanding regatta eventually has become the largest one-day rowing competition in the world and now, due to capacity, fills the river for a full two days.
The 2.5-mile race course runs along Kelly Drive allowing for easy spectating. The course starts near Twin Bridges and runs downriver, ending between the Girard Bridge and Boathouse Row.
The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is expected to draw 10,000 spectators over its two day run. Watching the regatta is completely free, just arrive ready to cheer on the teams. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for maximum enjoyment.
In addition to the competitive atmosphere, a festive spirit will fill Kelly Drive as the two-day race promises a regatta festival at the Three Angels Statues, located on Kelly Drive just one mile north of Boathouse Row. The site of the festival provides spectator’s with food, music, games, regatta-centric shopping and award ceremonies.
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Kelly Drive at Girard Avenue North of Girard Avenue Bridge Philadelphia, PA 19121
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