First Coast Head Race (FCHR)

  • Hosted By: Jacksonville Rowing Club, Inc.
  • USRowing Sanctioned Regatta

       Jacksonville Rowing Club

   invites you to


       Florida's Oldest Head Race


   Get ready for THREE waterways & THREE bridges! 


We are excited to see you on

October 12th, 2024


Race Location:            5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Race Website:   

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 1st, 2024


Come experience the First Coast Head Race, the oldest head race in Florida. This annual regatta is held in Jacksonville on the St. Johns and Arlington Rivers.

The regatta is a 5-kilometer course that winds through protected waters, skirts beautiful marshes and passes through several river front communities to provide an excellent test of endurance, ingenuity, and perseverance.

As a near replica of the Head of the Charles, crews will be prepared for the prestigious Boston regatta one week later. Event offerings include sculling (singles, doubles, and quads) and sweep (pair, four +/-, and eight +), with the ages of athletes ranging from 12 to 99.

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


We’re excited to see you in October!


Contact Regatta Planning Committee
Email [email protected]
Phone N/A
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Augie Merolle
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School Yes
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost Late Cost
1X $45.00 $60.00
2X/2- $60.00 $75.00
4X/4+ $95.00 $110.00
8+ $115.00 $130.00
Plus taxes if applicable