Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 24-25, 2015
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 largest rowing competitions in the world.
Bringing together more than 7,000 athletes and upwards of 25,000 spectators, the festive two-day event features college crews, high school crews, master rowers, elite rowers and previous world champions — it’s a chance for both highly experienced and brand-new rowers to hit the water together in a single inclusive event.
The 2.5-mile race course runs along scenic Kelly Drive and allows for many great vantage points. The course starts near Twin Bridges and runs downriver, ending between the Girard Bridge and Boathouse Row.
In addition to the races, the event includes a festival area with vendors, food and drinks at the Three Angels statues at Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive. The site of the festival provides spectators with a central area for refreshments, the chance to see rowing legends in person, hear live music and to check out the award ceremonies.
Note that there is no cost for admission to watch the rowing action. Just arrive, find a great vantage point and take in an exciting Philadelphia tradition.
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