Northeast Cities

Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Regatta Name: Poughkeepsie Row for the Cure
  • Date of Event: Sunday, June 4th, 2023
  • Venue (Body of Water): Hudson River
  • Host Club: Hudson River Rowing Association

On Sunday, June 5th, 2022, the Hudson River Rowing Association will be hosting the 13th annual Row for the Cure® Regatta. We’re thrilled to return this year as we bring the rowing community back to the beautiful Hudson River for a day of fun and friendly competition on the water while remembering, honoring and supporting those near and dear to us.

All entry fees, merchandise proceeds and donations will go to Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to support local area breast cancer patients and survivors.

Registration is now open!

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

Row for the Cure – Poughkeepsie
P.O. Box 1923
Lake Grove, OR 97035-0616

Contact: Lucy Carr
Phone: Please contact regatta via email

Hightstown, NJ

  • Regatta Name: Row for the Cure Indoor – Mercer
  • Date of Event: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Venue (Body of Water): Ian H. Graham ’50 Athletic Center at The Peddie School, 155 Etra Rd, Hightstown
  • Host Club: Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, PNRA/Mercer is excited to host the sixth annual Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure.

All entry fees and merchandise proceeds will go to the YWCA Princeton’s Breast Cancer Resource Center to support local area breast cancer patients and survivors, and to Susan G. Komen toward cutting edge cancer research.

Registration is now closed. 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

Oak Ridge, TN

  • Regatta Name: Secret City Head Race
  • Date of Event: October 8-9, 2022
  • Venue (Body of Water): Melton Lake
  • Host Club: Oak Ridge Rowing Association

SCHEDULE CHANGE – ORRA has moved the SCHR to October 8-9, 2022.
Please contact with any questions. Regatta Central has updated the event dates.

The Event Schedule is posted. Times are approximate, based on the number of entries received.

ORRA is delighted to include inclusive events at the Secret City Head Race. We will provide both Inclusive 2x and Inclusive 4+, and are happy to consider other events. Please contact us with those requests.

Course Maps are posted. Parking Passes are available.


The race 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.

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! Oak Ridge Rowing Association encourages all participants to make a donation to Susan G. Komen of East Tennessee. Donations should be labeled “Row for the Cure” in the honor section.

Thank you for your support!

Contact: Jim Rogers
Phone: 865-482-6538

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

Oklahoma City, OK

  • Regatta Name: Head of the Oklahoma
  • Date of Event: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Venue (Body of Water): Oklahoma River
  • Host Club: Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation

On Saturday, September 29, the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation will donate a portion of the entry fees from the Oklahoma Regatta Festival’s Head of the Oklahoma to Susan G. Komen Central and Western Oklahoma.

“We are donating all entry fees form the Women’s Youth Novice 4+, Women’s Collegiate 4+, Women’s Youth 4x and the Women’s Masters 2x to Susan G. Komen,” said Mike Knopp, Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation.

“As founder of Row for the Cure I am delighted that there are over 260 athletes signed up this year for the Row for the Cure Events,” added Row for the Cure founder Kathy Frederick. “In our 25 year history, funds raised by Row for the Cure events have topped $2.5 million for research, education and community support.”

“Rowing is an activity that all women, regardless of age, can participate in and enjoy,” explained Melanie Borger, OKCBF’s Director of Athletics. “Row for the Cure is a great opportunity for us to help promote healthy living and its positive impact on breast health.”

“Events like Row for the Cure® help to spread our message that early detection saves lives and raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Screening, treatment and research,” said Alisa Pope, Susan G. Komen Central and Western Oklahoma Events Manager. “We could not do the work that we do in our community without the generous support of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation”

Late entries in the Women’s Youth Novice 4+, Women’s Collegiate 4+, Women’s Youth 4x and the Women’s Masters 2x will be accepted. Interested athletes can register by emailing

To support Susan G. Komen’s Row for the Cure, visit

About the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation

The OKC Boathouse Foundation promotes the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world-class urban aquatic venue and provides access to rowing, kayaking and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities. OKCBF programs pursue the highest goals of sports and embrace the principles of the Olympic spirit, which inspire athletes to work toward personal excellence, embrace the power of teamwork, and practice respect for all people and the environment. To learn more or get involved, call (405) 552-4040 or visit

About Susan G. Komen Central and Western Oklahoma

Susan G. Komen Central and Western Oklahoma is the local resource for breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support. Through events, like Row for the Cure, and contributions, Susan G. Komen raises funds to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all funds stay in Central and Western Oklahoma to provide breast health services for women who could not otherwise afford them. Twenty-five percent supports national research efforts to finding a cure. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, Susan G. Komen has invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries.

Media inquiries contact Holland Taylor, OKC Boathouse Foundation public relations coordinator at or (405) 552-4040 ext. 4993.

Tulsa, OK

  • Regatta Name: Tulsa Row for the Cure
  • Date of Event: Sunday, September 26, 2021
  • Venue (Body of Water): Tulsa Rowing Club Boathouse
  • Host Club: Tulsa Rowing Club

The Tulsa Rowing Club, Tulsa Youth Rowing Association, and Row House are excited to host the first Tulsa Row for the Cure. This 5K event will have a virtual racing option and/or in-person racing. Virtual racing will take place individually from September 18th to September 25th.

Submit your time to RegattaCentral and a screenshot of your time to by NOON CST on Sunday, Sep 26th. In-person racing is on September 26th at the Tulsa Rowing Club boathouse.

Please consider setting up a personal fundraising page on our Classy Fundraising Site!

All proceeds go to local breast cancer support group, P31 (, and Susan G. Komen Organization (

Contact: Suzanne Dunn

San Diego, CA

  • Regatta Name: Row for the Cure – San Diego
  • Date of Event: Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Venue (Body of Water): North Ski Beach, Mission Bay
  • Host Club: Crew Classic Foundation in partnership with Susan G. Komen San Diego

Join us October 8 for Row for the Cure San Diego 2022, presented by the Crew Classic Foundation. We’re thrilled to be back this year for the 21st Anniversary of such an important event as we bring the rowing community back to Mission Bay, for a day of fun on the water while remembering and honoring those near and dear to us.

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

We can’t wait to see you on October 8 as we ROW FOR THE CURE! Registration opens on RegattaCentral September 1, 2022 and ends September 30, 2022.

How you can make a difference!  We support:

  • Community health organizations in San Diego which support local cancer patients and their families with programs such as peer-to-peer counseling, financial assistance, patient navigation and transportation.
  • Rowing organizations in San Diego which empower cancer survivors through rehabilitation and exercise programs while providing camaraderie, support and socialization.
  • Cutting-edge cancer research, conducted by Susan G. Komen, that will lead to new, more effective treatment, ultimately toward reducing cancer-related deaths and finding a cure.
  • DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! The San Diego Crew Classic Foundation in conjunction with Gina and Steven Considine will be once again offering a $5000 match for the first $5000 fundraised.!

Fundraising for Row for the Cure is not required, but encouraged! Every stroke we row and every dollar we donate – is another life saved. Please consider setting up a personal fundraising page on our Classy Fundraising Site! If you have fundraising questions, please contact

Event Contact: Bobbie Smith
Phone: 619-225-0300

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 18, 2022
  • Venue (Body of Water): Lake Union

Join us on September 18, 2022 for our 21st RFTC at Lake Union

Seattle’s 21st 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. New this year, join us for our RFTC 1k Rally after the traditional head race.

Be a Part of Our 2022 Goal: $100,000

We are proud to be a supporter of numerous foundations focused on a cure. Traditionally we have supported the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® for many years. In 2020, Puget Sound Komen, along with all Komen regional affiliates, was closed and operations were centralized.

Going forward we will continue to support Komen, including financial assistance for people undergoing treatments and a national help line accessible at 1-877-GO KOMEN, and will now expand our support to other PNW cancer organizations. Our partners for 2022 forward include:

– Providence Swedish Breast Cancer Center

– Susan G. Komen

– Citrine Health

– Carol Milgard Breast Center

The money we fundraise supports local education, free screenings, follow-up treatments, spreading awareness in our region, and cutting edge research.


RFTC Way Enough T-shirts

Meet the $150 DAMPER (Donating A Mammogram Per Every Rower) and get your RFTC 21st Anniversary Celebration T-Shirt 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 2pm at our Gas Works Park Post-Regatta Celebration!

ALL Teams Can Win a Pink Erg!

Be one of many teams who will take home a 21st Anniversary RFTC Pink Erg!

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!

Top individual fundraising prices will also be awarded!

Join us at Gas Works Park for our Row for the Cure celebration during and after the race! Find a spot to watch the 1k RFTC Rally boats come across the finish line near Gas Works Park. We will have our awards ceremony and time with all to celebrate the #PNW Rowing Community.

Sunday, September 18th, 2022 – 5:30am (packet pickup) to 12:30pm.

Register by September 14th. More information can be found on RegattaCentral.


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European Cities

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