Northeast Cities

Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Regatta Name: Poughkeepsie Row for the Cure
  • Date of Event: Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Hudson River
  • Host Club: Wappingers Crew Club

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the Wappingers Crew Club will be hosting their 11th annual Row for the Cure® Regatta. This regatta will raise money for Susan G. Komen Greater NYC ®. Komen Greater NYC uses these funds to provide breast health education, screening, treatment, and support services to underserved women and to provide funding for peer-reviewed national research programs. Seventy-five percent of net money raised goes to Local Community Health Grants, while twenty-five percent of the funds raised are used for National Research. The Row for the Cure® was originally established in 1993 by Kathy Frederick and Station L Rowing Club to support the Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in the search to find the cures for Breast Cancer.

Wappingers Crew Club (WCC) has hosted a Row for the Cure since June 1, 2008. The idea to host a Row for the Cure was made by Wappingers Crew Club high school students. Student athletes organized the regatta along with the support of their parents, Hudson River Rowing Association, and the crew clubs of Hudson Valley Rowing League. This first regatta raised almost $4,500. Today the Poughkeepsie Row for the Cure® has raised over $88,000 for Komen Greater NYC®. In 2015, as a result of all of the efforts of those involved in organizing the regatta, including Wappingers Crew Club, Hudson Valley Rowing League, Hudson River Rowing Association and all of the other crew teams that help out and participate in the regatta, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, which serves New York’s Hudson Valley, has received grants from the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC®.

Registration opens Tuesday, May 1, 2018!

The regatta has events for High School teams and Masters. The regatta includes sculling events, in addition to crew.

IBM employees may donate to the Poughkeepsie Row for the Cure when making their IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC) pledges by selecting agency code: 0V554.

Row for the Cure – Poughkeepsie
P.O. Box 1923
Lake Grove, OR 97035-0616
IBM agency code: 0V554

Contact: Nicole Rooney
Phone: 845-705-8963

Hightstown, NJ

  • Regatta Name: Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure
  • Date of Event: Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Ian Graham Athletic Center at The Peddie School
  • Host Club: Princeton National Rowing Assn/Mercer

On Sunday, March 11, 2018, PNRA/Mercer is excited to host the Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure.

All entry fees and merchandise proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen Central and South Jersey affiliate.

Registration is now open. For information on available events, or to register for the regatta, please visit Regatta Central.

Contact: Hilary Gehman
Phone: 609-799-7100 x107

Mid-Atlantic Cities

Washington, D.C.

  • Regatta Name: DC Row for the Cure
  • Date of Event: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Potomac River
  • Host Club: TBC Racing


DC Row for the Cure® 2018 will be the fourth annual Row for the Cure® regatta in Washinton D.C.

The DC Row for the Cure® Regatta is in partnership with Row for the Cure® (which supports Susan G. Komen) and USRowing.  TBC Racing is hosting the DC Row for the Cure and is working with the Susan G. Komen Maryland affiliate.  TBC Racing consists of high schoolers from numerous schools in the DC metropolitan area, along with open men and women’s crews during the summer season.

We are excited to host this regatta in D.C. and hope may crews will be able to show up and row for a good cause.Please join us as a team, individial rower or supporter to fight against breast cancer.

The DC Row for the Cure Regatta events include Juniors, Open and Masters races:

  • Eights: $100
  • Fours/Quads: $80
  • Doubles/Pairs: $55
  • Singles: $35

Check out photos from DC Row for the Cure 2015 on

Contact: Joseph While

Southeast Cities

Asheville, NC

  • Regatta Name: Asheville Row for the Cure Ergathon
  • Date of Event: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Asheville Downtown YMCA, Asheville, NC
  • Host Club: Asheville YMCA

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Asheville YMCA will be hosting a Row for the Cure® Ergathon at the Asheville Downtown YMCA, from 12:30 – 2:30.

Events: Plan to have teams of five with one hour to erg the furthest distance possible.

Registration is open now and ends two weeks prior to the event!

Contact: Maggie Bradley
Phone: 828-333-2762

Miami, FL

  • Regatta Name: Head of the Indian Creek/Row for the Cure Mixed Masters 4X Event
  • Date of Event: October 15, 2017
  • Venue (Body of Water): Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL
  • Host Club: Miami Beach Rowing Club

Regretfully, due to complications from Hurricane Irma,
Head of the Indian Creek is cancelled this year. We apologize
for any inconvenience and look forward to hosting your team next year.

The Head of the Indian Creek Regatta will be held on the scenic Indian Creek Waterway at Miami Beach on Sunday, October 16, 2017. 4,450 meters or 2.7 miles. An early season head race to help tune up skills and support Row for the Cure.

For more information on Regatta Central registration, click here.

To learn more about the Head of the Indian Creek event, go here.

Contact: Elaine Roden



Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

  • Regatta Name: Row for the Cure at Nathan Benderson Park
  • Date of Event: October 1, 2017
  • Venue (Body of Water): Nathan Benderson Park
  • Host Club: 2017 World Rowing Championships Host Committee

The “Row for the Cure at Nathan Benderson Park Regatta” will be a fun event to support Susan G. Komen and will follow the closing ceremony of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Rowers and paddlers in a multidiscipline event, which will include racing opportunities in eight-person shells, dragon boats, paddle boards and kayaks.

Entry Fees:
$70: Individual
$1,000: 8 Boat Crew
$1,300: Dragon Boat Team

Entry Fee includes:
Participation Medal
2-day Championship Weekend Pass to the 2017 World Rowing Championships

Each participant is required to raise $100 to benefit Susan G. Komen Suncoast.

Find out additional information for registration, donations and all other event details!

Contact: Julia Hoffman
Phone: 941-893-7356

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Midwest Cities

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Southwest Cities

San Diego, CA

  • Regatta Name: San Diego Row for the Cure
  • Date of Event: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Mission Bay
  • Host Club: UC San Diego Women’s Crew and Susan G. Komen San Diego

The first Row for the Cure regatta was hosted by UC San Diego Women’s Crew in 2001 shortly after losing an alumna, Lori Ann Uptegrove, and a Triton family member, Joyce Snyder, to breast cancer. Over the years, UC San Diego Women’s Crew and Susan G. Komen San Diego have joined forces to expand this event to all human-powered watercraft. The event draws participants from various forms of watercraft including— rowing, canoeing, outrigger canoeing, dragon boats, kayaking and SUPing.

The event course takes place throughout Mission Bay, with the event expo located in North Ski Beach across from Crown Point Shores.

Contact: Susan G. Komen San Diego
Phone: 858-573-2760 x105

Mountain Cities

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Northwest Cities

Portland, OR

  • Regatta Name: Watercraft on the Water for Portland/Vancouver
  • Date of Event: Saturday, October 7th, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Vancouver Lake
  • Host Club: Station L Rowing Club

The 25th annual Portland/Vancouver Row for the Cure® will take place Sunday, October 7th from7:30 am to 1:30 pm at Vancouver Lake. The Portland Row for the Cure® was the first in the country and is now a United States Rowing Association sanctioned regatta with participants from as far away as Alaska and California. Each regatta supports the local affiliate of the Komen Foundation.

Row for the Cure® was established in 1993 by Kathy Frederick and Station L Rowing Club to support Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington. Over the last two decades Station L’s Portland/Vancouver Row for the Cure® has raised more than $522,000 to support the fight against breast cancer in Oregon and SW Washington.

• $50 – critical breast cancer prevention education
• $150 – free mammogram
• $250 – transportation/lodging for a woman to receive breast cancer treatment
• $500 – Komen’s Patient Assistance Program (basic support) for a low-income woman
• $750 – biopsy for a low-income, uninsured woman
• $1,000 – mobile mammogram coach for underserved women in remote areas

From your contributions Komen carefully chooses local organizations to compensate for providing underserved women with breast cancer education, cancer screening and support during treatment. Komen also directs your donations to ground-breaking research to find the cure.
Registration is now open!

Rowers: Click here for registration information.

Paddlers: Click here for registration information.

Contact: Peter Edwards

Seattle, WA

  • Regatta Name: Seattle Row for the Cure®
  • Date of Event: Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Lake Union

Join us on September 16, 2018 for our 19th Annual RFTC at Lake Union

We Will Way Enough When We Find a Cure

Seattle’s 19th annual Row for the Cure® offers rowers and paddlers their first head race for the fall season AND their chance to raise funds for breast cancer screening, support and research.

Be a Part of Our 2018 Goal: $125,000

In support of the Puget Sound Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Foundation! Together, we can beat the fight against breast cancer.


RFTC Way Enough T-shirts

Meet the $150 DAMPER (Donating A Mammogram Per Every Rower) and get your RFTC Way Enough T-Shirt for Free! All survivors will be eligible for a Free T-shirt as well as those that donate or fundraise $150 or more. T-shirts will be available until 11:30am at our Gas Works Park Post-Regatta Celebration!

ALL Teams Can Win a Pink Erg!

Win a Pink Erg

The pink ergs are back, but this year we are shaking it up!

ANY Masters team that exceeds $10,000 in fundraising will receive a Pink Erg!

ANY Youth team that exceeds $8,000 in fundraising will receive a Pink Erg!

All teams are eligible!

Top individual fundraising prizes include JL Racing Gift of Apparel, Seattle Row for the Cure Hydroflasks and Pink in the Park Pogies!


Join us at Gas Works Park

Join us at Gas Works Park for regatta racing, food, awards ceremony and to celebrate Seattle Row for the Cure and our #PNW Rowing Community.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018 – 7am to 12pm.

Register before the September 13th deadline. More information can be found in Regatta Central for rowers. Questions?


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European Cities

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