Every year athletes from around the world gather for the chance to leave their mark on the Charles. A three-mile race upstream on a river full of bends and bridges promises to keep family, friends and spectators cheering from start to finish. This year The Head Of The Charles will not be held as an on-water two-day event on the Charles River this October as it has for 55 years, but instead will be run as a global remote event.

Entry Application

Registration for the Global Remote Event will open on September 1st on RegattaCentral.

Rules & Regulations

Athletes and coaches are responsible for reviewing the rules and regulations for this year’s Regatta. Rule changes may affect the competitor application process, as well as team and individual eligibility.


All proceeds collected from this year’s event will be put towards grants as part of our jointly founded Grant Program with the Gold Cup. This is an annual grant program that provides financial support to rowing programs that primarily support diversity and inclusion efforts in under-resourced communities.

Want to be involved but can’t race this year? Donate directly to the fund!

Use THIS LINK to donate directly to our Grant Fund. Please be sure to write “Head Of The Charles” in the fund name box.

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Competitive Live Registration Closes

October 10, 2020 at 11:59pm
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Participatory Submission Period Begins

October 9, 2020 at 12:00am
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Participatory Submission Period Ends

October 18, 2020 at 11:59pm
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