Head of the Colorado (PumpkinHead)

  • Hosted By Austin Rowing Club
  • USRowing Registered

Course Update:

With the current infestation of Cobamba weed in Lady Bird Lake we will be moving to the 4K course that was utlilzed in 2011. An updated course map is posted. 

We were hopeful with recent rains and winds the weeds would subside but this was not the case. Moving to the 4K course will ensure safe and fair racing conditions. 

About the Head of the Colorado
The Head of the Colorado (PumpkinHead Regatta) is held annually on the last Saturday of    October. ARC has been hosting this regatta since the mid-1980's. 2014 marks the 30th Annual PumpkinHead Regatta.

This 5,000 meter head race on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas offers events for the following: junior, collegiate, open, adaptive and masters rowers; single kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle boards.

The 2014 Course will row through six of the seven bridges of Lady Bird Lake. It starts at the Barton Springs inlet, just east of the Texas Rowing Center and travels through the bridges eastwards. The turns are all gradual and there are lots of great spectator locations on the bridges, near the start at Auditorium Shores, and near the finish at Festival Beach Park.


Donate to Pulling for Pink

Join us on Saturday, October 25th as we raise awareness and funds for breast cancer support right here in Austin, Texas! All monies raised throughout the day are donated on behalf of the Austin Rowing Club to the local non-profit, Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas. (BCRC).

Website http://austinrowing.org/?page_id=440
Host/LOC Austin Rowing Club
Contact Elizabeth Webb
Email registrar@austinrowing.org
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned By
Chief Referee Ray Duff
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Adaptive Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Eights$95.00
Fours$65.00
Quads$65.00
Doubles/Pairs$50.00
Singles$35.00