First Coast Head Race

  • Oct 16, 2021
  • head
  • Jacksonville, FL (USA)
  • Hosted By: First Coast Rowing Club
  • 2021 Registered Regatta


                                  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022

                   3 BRIDGES, 2 RIVERS, 1 HECKUVA RACE!

                                              Hosted by First Coast Rowing and Jacksonville Rowing Club

                                RACE LOCATION : 5920 Arlington Expressway Service Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32211

     Experience the First Coast Head Race, the oldest head race in Florida with a new partnership between First Coast Juniors and JRC Masters. This annual regatta is held in Jacksonville on the St. Johns and Arlington Rivers.  The approximately 5 kilometer course is a mirror image of the Head of the Charles, providing great practice for that prestigious regatta.  The course begins north of the Mathews Bridge, runs under the University and Cesery Bridges, and winds its way down protected waters, past residences and marshes.  In addition to the bridges, there are several challenging turns.  Dolphins and Florida birds such as ospreys, bald eagles, herons and egrets are common sights along the beautiful natural waterway.

     The race schedule normally allows for doubling.  Sign up for a sculling event, then sweep your way down the course in fours and eights.

                                              Come race with us!




Contact Kevin Keiter
Email [email protected]
Phone 904-477-0168
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Augie Merolle
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x $35.00
2x/2- $55.00
4x/4+ $75.00
8+ $95.00
Fee cap: $1,500.00 per club

Note: to receive the fee cap all entries must be submitted under one account per club