Marathons, Half Marathons and More


Grand River near Ada, Michigan

There are so many marathon regattas, half marathons and more today and we are barely into September nevermind the Fall season. My favorite today is the Grand River Marathon Regatta in Michigan because the water doesn’t have much of a current and if you happen to change your mind about rowing the double stake course you could row half the marathon stopping in Ada. But how would you get home with your transportation and trailer back in Grand Rapids?

Grand River Marathon Regatta will be held today, a head race with a starting point from Grand Rapids, MIchigan and a turnaround in Ada, Michigan to finish back in Grand Rapids, MIchigan will be hosted by Grand Rapids Rowing Association. That’s a 42.2 km double stake race course, 26.2 miles for the devoted rowers who make the turnaround or a 21.1 km  half marathon course straight from Grand Rapids to Ada. There will be 23 entries from 12 clubs brave enough to endure either course. 

  The Wye Island Regatta will be held today at  Wye Island – Wye Landing on Wye East River in  Wye Mills, Maryland hosted by Annapolis Rowing Club. There will be 91 entries from 30 clubs. 

The Tennessee River Gorge Row will be held today on the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lookout Rowing Club will host 18 entries from 10 clubs.  

Row the Miss Regatta will be held on the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois hosted by Y Quad Cities Rowing. There will be 100 entries from 10 clubs.  


Springfield Rockrimmon Regatta will be held today in Springfield, Massachusetts for Master, Open, High School,  Junior,  Novice, Coxswain,  Other and Stake Race entries hosted by Pioneer Riverfront Club. There will be 97 entries from 24 clubs on the Connecticut River. 

In Canada,  Head of the River will be held on the Nicomekl River in South Surrey, British Columbia. Nicomekl Rowing Club will host 84 entries from 14 clubs. 

 Muskoka Fall Classic will be held today at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst, Ontario in the Muskoka region of Canada about 90 minutes north of Toronto hosted by Severn River Rowing Club. There will be 228 entries from 27 clubs. 

In British Rowing, Bradford Autumn Regatta will be held Saturday 10th September 2016 in Saltaire, West Yorkshire hosted by Bradford Amateur Rowing Club founded in 1867. The two story Victorian clubhouse with spectator viewing stands on land given to Bradford Amateur Rowing Club by Sir Titus Salt in 1893. The 600m course runs along a conservation area on the River Aire. 


Worcester Autumn Regatta will be held Saturday 10th September 2016 in the West Midlands region hosted by the Worcester Rowing Club.


In World Rowing the Hanse Cup will be held in Germany today through tomorrow. 

  Paralympic Games 2016 continuing on for another day in Rio at Lagoa Stadium in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. 

 World Rowing Masters Regatta 2016 (WRMR) will also continue for another day in Copenhagen, Denmark for Master – International entries on Lake Bagsvaerd organized by FISA.


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