Wichita Frostbite Regatta

  • Hosted By: Wichita Rowing Association
  • 2022 Registered Regatta

Trailer Parking Notice:

  1. One (1) trailer per team will be allowed to park in the Primary Lot; this trailer will get a parking stall based on a first-come first-served basis (see map)

  2. Additional trailers may be allowed but will be dependent on available space to accommodate all crews.  It is possible that a second trailer may not be able to be parked adjacent to the team primary trailer. 

  3. If a crew desires/plans to bring a second trailer pleas advise the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) prior to the regatta by email at [email protected]   

Map is subject to change at the discretion of the LOC. Zoom in on the map for more detail. If you would like a copy of the image file, contact the Regatta Chair.


The Frostbite Regatta Race Course is on the Little Arkansas River in Riverside Park, Wichita, Kansas.  The race distance is 2450 meters, just slightly longer than the Henley.   The race course start line is just below the 11th Street Bridge, the finsh line is at the Ralph Wulz Tennis Center complex. 

The Frostbite Regatta is staged from the Wichita Rowing Center, 531 N. Nims, in South Riverside Park, Wichita, Kansas.  Check online or see one of the Regatta Maps.


Regatta Type:

The Wichita Frostbite Regatta is a Head Race and as such is a flying start with shells starting in single file at 10 second intervals.  Contestants race the clock and try to overtake the shell ahead. 


Race Course:

The race start is just south of the 11th Street Bridge and the finish is at the Ralph Wulz Tennis Center.  The race distance is the Henley distance,  1.7 miles.  There are three bridges on the race course and bends and curves along most of the race course. The race course is fully buoyed from start to finish.  Bridge arches for warm up and race lanes are marked by large signs with green arrows.  


Viewing the Races:

You can see finish line from Stackman Blvd, with boats stopping approx 500 yards from the dam.  Additionally, there are streets and/or sidewalks along the entire race course and a good vantage point can be had anywhere along the race course.  The race course is entirely within the Riveside Park.  The bridge closest to the finish line will be closed during the Regatta and is a great place to watch and cheer from.