Head of the Colorado

The Head of the Colorado (PumpkinHead Regatta) is a 4,000 meter rowing head race held annually on the last Saturday of October. Austin Rowing Club has hosted this regatta since the mid-1980s. 2017 marked the 34th annual PumpkinHead Regatta.

See Results from the 2017 Regatta Below!

Schedule – Heat Sheets – Results

RegistrationPenalty Guide – Course MapVenue MapVendor Info – Rules

A list of penalties that are in place for the regatta are listed here.

The Head of the Colorado Regatta is located at Festival Beach Park on Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas. Google Map

Venue map showing team tent locations and boat lay down locations.

Austin Rowing Club’s junior team will have a concession stand with lunch plates, breakfast items, snacks and beverages for sale throughout race day.

By bike: bike racks are provided in the park and storage is available at the venue tent; bring your lock. Austin Bike Map

By trail: everyone is encouraged to walk or bike the trails to reach the event. Lady Bird Lake Trail Map

By public transport: Capital Metro routes 21 and 22 serve the venue. Capital Metro System Map – Capital Metro Trip Planner

Trailer parking: please see the overview and detail maps of trailer parking.  Trailers shall be parked in a westbound orientation on Chicon Street.

Venue parking: limited parking is available within one block of 1600 Nash Hernandez Senior Road, along the south side of Nash Hernandez Sr. and where available on Chicon and Comal. All visitors must honor traffic cones, barriers and No Parking signs or risk ticketing or towing.


Contact Information

Brenda Walk, Regatta Committee Chair: vice.president@austinrowing.org
Stephanie Perez, Volunteer Coordinator: regattavolunteer@austinrowing.org


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