Head of the Colorado (PumpkinHead)

  • Hosted By: Austin Rowing Club
  • 2016 Registered Regatta


Current Schedule 

Thanks to all the rain we have had in 2016 the Pumpkinhead is back to being a 5,000 meter race!!!!!

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. 2016 marks the 32nd 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 2016 Course will row through six of the seven bridges on Lady Bird Lake. It starts at the Barton Creek inlet and travels through the bridges eastward. The turns are all gradual and there are lots of great spectator locations on the bridges, near the start at Barton Creek, at Festival Beach Park, and on the south bank near the finish at the Youth Hostel.


Join us throughout the day at the venue 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
Contact Elizabeth Webb
Email [email protected]
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Elizabeth Sullivan
Juniors Yes
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)