Secret City Head Race

  • Hosted By: Oak Ridge Rowing Association, Inc.
  • 2022 Registered Regatta

The 2022 Secret City Head Race - Oct 8-9, 2022 - Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, TN

Row for the Cure







         2022 Row for the Cure Events:

                (27) Women's Youth 8+

                (35) Women's Masters 4+

                (60) Mixed Masters 8+







                                  Secret City Head Race Dates for 2023: October 14-15.                                         

The Event Schedule is posted. The final schedule is on HereNow. HereNow is authoritative.

ORRA is delighted to include inclusive events at the Secret City Head Race. We provide both Inclusive 2x (Saturday:Event 53: Mixed Masters 2x) and Sunday:Event 111: Mixed Masters Inclusive 4+, and are happy to consider other events.  Please contact us with those requests.

Course Maps are posted.  Full Packet posted.  Quick Reference posted

Here Now Schedule

Here Now Heat Sheets

Here Now Results

Sunday race times are moved 0:30. First launch 8:30 a.m. First race 9:30 a.m. HereNow is authoritative.




The regatta features our traditional downstream course on Saturday and our throwback upstream course on Sunday. Both courses are 5000m and offer beautiful scenery and a challenging steering course that includes sweeping turns and bridges. Maps of the courses are posted below.

Events are offered on both days to allow coaches and athletes a wide variety of options to enter multiple events and multiple boatings. 

Racing at the Head of the Charles? Come get a challenging run down our courses as a final race prep before you leave for Boston!

ORRA looks to provide ample opportunities to race in events both Saturday and Sunday. However, due to Sunday being a shorter race day not all events will be offered. The order of races are hard to change so please use your line-up and entry skills and experience to plan accordingly. 

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Row for the Cure

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please help us improve the lives of the more than 168,000 women and men living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States. Help us PINK OUT The Secret City Head Race, with the Saturday Mixed Masters 8+, Women's Masters 4+ and Women's Youth 8+ designated as Row for the Cure events.  Colorful athletic wear will be available for advance purchase. All proceeds from these events will be donated by Oak Ridge Rowing Association to this wonderful cause. Start planning your line-ups! 

Contact Jim Rogers
Email [email protected]
Phone +1 (865) 482-6538
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Andrew Cooke
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School Yes
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion Yes
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost Late Cost
1x (Singles) $45.00 $60.00
2x | 2- (Doubles/Pairs) $60.00 $75.00
4+ | 4x | 4x+ (Fours/Quads/Coxed Quads) $95.00 $120.00
8+ (Eights) $115.00 $140.00
Notification of Interest
Plus taxes if applicable
Max entries 1000 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.)