Charity Program

2014 Charity Program information is now CLOSED.  Please check back next year!


The Program:

Since its inception in 1998, the Charity Program has worked to generate over $900,000 for a number of worthy causes. Participation in the Charity Program is open to single scullers, doubles, fours and eights. In the past, the Regatta has joined competitors in their fundraising efforts by matching contributions dollar for dollar. They have also made separate sizable contributions to each charity.
Program participants are guaranteed entry into the event of their choice, provided they meet eligibility, entry fee, and deadline requirements. This program provides the rowing community and Regatta the opportunity to offer their support to some very worthy endeavors. Charity Program participants will be duly recognized for their philanthropic efforts in the Official Regatta Program.

Read more about our Official Charities

How to Apply in 2014:

UPDATE: Charity Program Registration EXTENDED to August 1, 2014

Any single, double, four or eight is eligible to apply to the Charity Program. The Regatta will guarantee entry in the 2014 Regatta to the first 50 applicants (singles, doubles and crews) to complete the Charity Program Application. By July 1, participants accepted into the program must raise and collect a minimum of $1,250 (per person/per entry) for one or more of the Official Charities of the Head Of The Charles Regatta®.  By Registering you are committing to raise the minimum amount, and Head Of The Charles Regatta® reserves the right to withdraw entries who are not able to meet the commitment.

If you would like to participate in our Charity Program for the 2014 Regatta please register through the link below.

**New for 2014**

For the 2014 Charity Program, we will be giving participants the ability to collect donations online through Regatta Central.  Charity Program participants will be able to direct potential donors to our donation page where they will be able to submit a donation of any amount.  We encourage participants to use this as an opportunity to raise more than the minimum commitment for their entry.


Once  registered, a donation portal will be available within 2 business days on our Charity Entry Donations page.

Looking for more Charity Program Information? Contact Brendan Mulvey at