15th Head of the James

  • Hosted By: James River Rowers
  • Cancelled

Welcome to the 15th annual Head of the James Regatta

Note: Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this event. We hope to be able to host the 16th James River Sprints on April 10, 2021. Stay safe and fit!

We anticipate another sold out event. Registration opens on September 20, 2020 at 9am, so please plan to register as soon as possible after that date so ensure your spot. 

We invite you to join scholastic teams and junior clubs from throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region to compete on the majestic 3 mile (4800m) James River head race course. Our gorgeous James River in Richmond was recently named as one of the world's 'Top 10 riverways to row down before you die'. Click for Article

The best part - paved parking and spectator admission are both absolutely FREE to keep your total event costs low!

The Head of the James Regatta is located at Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian, Virginia in northern Chesterfield County on the south bank of the James River. The incredible 101-acre park is adjacent to James River High School, and only 10 miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia. The site includes easy parking for team trailers, lots of shade trees for team tents, picnic shelters, permanent modern restrooms, a children's playground, and nearly 3 miles of nature trails in addition to close access to the James River. We'll have Starbucks coffee, fresh donuts and real Chick-fil-a sandwiches onsite, plus other snacks, drinks and goodies . Another popular feature: our park does allow cooking with gas grills!!

Also, don't forget to save the date for our Spring Sprint race: 16th James River Sprints is tentatively scheduled for April 10th, 2021!

Please email us for any questions or information!


Contact Randy Copeland
Email [email protected]
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Max entries 200 entries. This venue has a restriction on how many entries are permitted. Registration is closed when this cap is reach ( or the deadline passes, whichever occurs first.)