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Riverfront Recapture is a private, non-profit organization leading the effort to reconnect metropolitan Hartford with the Connecticut River by providing access to four Riverfront parks in Hartford and East Hartford. Each year, beginning in 1998, we host a head style regatta offering competition on the Connecticut River for high school, collegiate, and masters rowers. In 2013, a record-breaking number of rowers from six states competed in Riverfront Recapture’s Annual Head of the Riverfront Regatta on the Connecticut River.
Spectators can get good views on the races along the riverbanks at Charter Oak Landing in Hartford and Great River Park in East Hartford or from Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in downtown. Come enjoy the spectacle of one of New England’s largest rowing events as you cheer on your favorite collegiate, high school, club, individual, and masters rowers.
Event Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm
DIRECTIONS FOR SPECTATORS, TEAM BUSES, COMPETITORS & ALL PASSENGER VEHICLES
Plan on a 10 minute walk from this parking area to the Riverfront Boathouse. There are steps/ramp connecting the parking area to the park. If you are bringing in food/hospitality items for a team tent, follow the directions for the boat trailers, but be aware that there is a drop off/unload area and that ONLY utility trailers and their tow vehicles (not individual autos) will be able to park in Riverside Park.
PARKING LOT WITH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO RIVERSIDE PARK (THE LAUNCH AND RETURN AREA, AND LOCATION FOR TEAM TENTS AND THE AWARDS) This location will place you at the launch site, where the boat trailers will be & the Riverfront Boathouse: the finish line is an easy walk from this area, and will take less than 15 minutes. For GPS - input 410 Market Street, Hartford, CT (this will bring you to the CITGO station at the parking lot entrance).
With more entries than ever this year, we have parking lot attendee expenses that we have not previously. Parking for vehicles will cost $10 for the day this year. Members of our youth rowing team and parents will be on-site to collect your contributions in the parking lot.
Marriott Hartford Downtown - make your reservation. Dining also available at Vivo - discount for Regatta participants.
With spectators from many states in the Northeastern US, the Regatta is a great way to promote your business and support these athletes. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Deborah Baker via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326 to ask about the opportunities and benefits of sponsorship, or use our online form to sponsor the Regatta now.
Carter Realty/ LAZ Parking
Vendor & Exhibitor Information
For food/merchandise vending and exhibitor information, click here.
Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta
Come enjoy the spectacle of one of New England’s largest rowing events as you cheer on your favorite collegiate, high school, club, individual, and masters rowers. Learn More
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