Head of the Cuyahoga

  • Hosted By: Cleveland Rowing Foundation
  • Cancelled

8.25.2020 Announcement:


Dear friends of the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta, 


The primary concern of the Head of the Cuyahoga is the health and safety of all the members of our community - the athletes, volunteers, vendors, spectators, and attendees. Based on the Ohio Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health's recommendations regarding sporting events and large gatherings operating this fall, regrettably, we are cancelling the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta for September 19, 2020. 


Thank you for your support of the HOTC and patience while the LOC worked with state and local authorities to make this decision. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Head of the Cuyahoga on Saturday, September 18, 2021. It will be the best one ever!!


The LOC is still working with USRowing, and other fall regattas, to determine the practicality of including a series of virtual events open to ALL clubs. The HOTC LOC is currently working with Strava Racing to allow for a virtual HOTC race course. Details will be forthcoming. 


8.15.2020 Update:


Over the summer, the Cleveland Rowing Foundation worked diligently with state and local health officials to monitor the ongoing status of the pandemic and to determine the feasibility of hosting the Head of the Cuyahoga regatta. Unfortunately, the LOC has made the very difficult decision to cancel the regatta, based on the most recent COVID-19 state and nationwide data, to all teams based outside of Cleveland.


The LOC is working closely with the City of Cleveland, local and state health departments and stakeholders to determine if a socially distant on-water event may take place including ONLY singles and cohabitating doubles. The LOC is also working with USRowing, and other fall regattas, to determine the practicality of including a series of virtual events open to ALL clubs.


A decision will be announced on August 20 if such an event may take place. The update regarding the HOTC will be posted on all social media sites and RC. 


6.1.2020 Update:


The Cleveland Rowing Foundation plans to make a final decision on hosting the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta no later than August 15th. Our top priority is to create an event that is safe for competitors, volunteers, and spectators. The LOC is working closely with all appropriate state and local officials, along with health, safety and medical personal at the Ohio Department of Health and local county agencies in developing plans to run a safe outdoor event. 

Returning for 2020: Concept 2 Oar Service / Expanded Beer Garden / Bleacher Seating

Special Award Events: #24, #40, #43, #45, & #53

Special Trophy Events: #16, #47, & #55


            Please see the "Results" tab for HOTC HereNOW Official Results

HOTC Course Guide Video

      ATHLETE & SPECTATOR VILLAGE LAYOUT: Please see "Venue" Link

PLEASE REVIEW THE DRIVING DIRECTIONS POSTED ON THE 'DIRECTIONS & PARKING' MENU.  The Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse is almost as challenging to get to as it is to row on the Cuyahoga River!

Latest News! (Click on links below)


2019 Vendors: 

  • Edwin's Butcher Shop, Strokeside Designs, Scenic City Rowing, Steamin' Joes Gourmet Beverages, Vespoli USA, SouthBay Rowing, N&D Sports, Kettle Corn, Boatworks CLE, Sainatos, Breads and Beyond...More to come...Please see "Info for Vendors" for the updated Vendor Application


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors (to date): Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, University Hospital, Port of Cleveland, Foundry, Cleveland Metroparks, and ArcelorMittal.

If you'd like to become a 2019 HOTC Sponsor, please contact Kirk Lang, Regatta Director, at clevelandrowing@gmail.com for additional details.



Website http://www.clevelandrows.org
Contact Kirk
Email clevelandrowing@gmail.com
Phone 2163084183
Chief Referee Derek Blazo
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 Late Cost
1x - Singles $35.00 $60.00
2x/2- - Doubles/Pairs $45.00 $70.00
4x/4+ - Quads/Fours $70.00 $95.00
8+ - Eights $90.00 $115.00
Plus taxes if applicable