X
Book Online
Book Online

Head of the Rock Regatta

  • Location
    Along the Rock River from Martin Park to the YMCA Log Lodge
    200 Y Blvd.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Date
    October 9, 2016
  • Time
    Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Price
    Free admission for spectators
  • Visit Website
Overview

Steeped in tradition, the YMCA's Rowing Crew plays host to the Head of the Rock Regatta every October. This decades-old race draws more than 2,000 rowers from across the country and more than 5,000 spectators to the banks of the Rock River. 

The Head of the Rock Regatta is a rowing race of 5,000 meters (3.2 miles) on the Rock River, beginning at Martin Park and finishing at the YMCA. It is a sanctioned event of the United States Rowing Association, requiring the observance of USRowing race protocol. 

Suggested viewing spots are Martin Park, The Symbol, Sinnissippi Gardens, and anywhere along the east bank of the river between Riverside Boulevard and Whitman Street. Bring picnics, chairs and blankets and get a spot early to enjoy a relaxing event.


Head of the Rock Regatta
  • October 9, 2016
  • Along the Rock River from Martin Park to the YMCA Log Lodge
  • Free admission for spectators