Row the Rockies

  • Jul 25, 2015
  • sprint
  • Union Reservoir
  • Longmont, CO (USA)
  • Hosted By: Rocky Mountain Rowing Club

Race Day Information

Directions to Union Reservoir/Calkins Lake

From Denver – North on I-25. Exit CO-119 West (sigs for Longmont) (4.2 miles). North on East County Line Road/Weld County Road 1 (0.7 miles). East (right) onto County Road 26 (0.5 miles). Destination will be on the right.

Admission to Union Reservoir: There will be a daily park fee of $8. As this is not a state park, your Colorado State Park pass will not cover your admission.

Parking: Parking is available for all competitors and spectators east of the ranger station and entrance. Please proceed past the entrance, cross the small bridge, turn right and the parking lot will be on the right past the restrooms.

Boat trailers are encouraged to arrive Friday night. Boat trailer entrance will be different than the spectator and/or competitor entrance. Please contact race organizers for instructions.

Car-top Carries: Cars transporting boats should park in the same lot with spectators and competitors.

Check in: All competitors are required to check-in at the registration table located in the registration tent near the beach. All competitors need to be checked in by 6.45am at the latest (races start at 7am).

Registration/Events: All boat registrations will be managed by Regatta Central. There are the following event categories: masters, open and juniors, novice and learn to row and adaptive. Masters events will be handicapped based on U.S. Rowing’s standards for 1000 meter races. Open and junior races are not handicapped. All individuals wishing to participate in a handicapped race must register the Wednesday prior to the event (5PM, 22nd July 2015). Masters registrations after Wednesday at 5pm Mountain Time will not be given time credits. For all other boat registrations, the deadline is 5PM Mountain Time on the day before the event (Friday 24th July 2015). All athletes must be paid in full thru regatta central by the deadline.

Coxwains should be excluded from the registration fee.

Late registrations may be considered but will incur a fee of $10 per participant.

There will be finals only racing – no heats. If due to the number of entries, an event has to be split into two separate races, final results will be based on times. When possible, rowers will be placed into races based on handicaps. Awards will be given to first, second and third place finishers. Handicaps will be considered for masters events.

Waivers: All rowers must sign the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club (RMRC) waiver.  Please see the waiver section and download it there.  Competitors under the age of 18 will need a parent’s signature on the waiver. Competitors must also sign the electronic U.S. Rowing waiver prior to racing. If you have already signed the waiver for 2015, you will not need to re-sign it. If you have not done so, please find the waiver here: Please contact your club for its access code.

Boat Inspections: All boats entering Union Reservoir will need to be inspected for Aquatic Nuisance Species such as zebra mussels. Reservoir staff will be on hand to inspect all boats participating in the regatta prior to launching from the beach.

Launching and Docking:  All boats coming to the regatta will beach launch from an area just north of the playground. In an effort to keep events on schedule, please come prepared to launch as quickly as possible.

Coxswain’s Meeting: A coxswains meeting will be held at 6:10 AM at the Registration Tent. The meeting is required for any coxswains, 1x rowers and 2x/4x bow rowers. Course layout, traffic pattern and safety protocols will be covered at the meeting.

Bow Numbers:  All competitors must provide their own bow numbers!!!

Pets: Leashed pets are welcome.

BBQ:  We will have a BBQ following the race near the launch beach and the pagoda. The cost of the BBQ is included with registration for competitors. BBQ meal tickets can be purchased by spectators at the registration table on the day of the event.

Awards: Awards will be given to first, second and third place finishers. Handicaps will be considered for masters events. Commemorative pint glasses will be awarded to the winning boat of Masters and Open events. Medals will be awarded to the winning boat for each Junior and Parent-Child race. There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the event.

Refunds and Scratches: No refunds will be issued for cancellations, inclement weather or scratched boats.

First Aid: First aid kits will be located on the chase boat, stake boat, finish area and at the registration area.

Water: Water stations will be available by the registration tent. Please bring your own water bottle to refill.

Contact Benjamin Harvey
Email [email protected]
Phone n/a
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)