Head of the Colorado (PumpkinHead)

  • Hosted By: Austin Rowing Club
  • 2016 Registered Regatta
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 1992. 2010 marks the 18th annual PumpkinHead. 

This 5,000 meter head race on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas offers events for the following boat types; singles, doubles, quads, pairs, coxed fours, and eights in the following categories; open, masters, juniors, novice, and recreational.

The 2009 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 thebridges, near the start at Auditorium Shores, and near the finish at Festival Beach Park.