Head of the Raritan Regatta 2019


 Join us on Sunday, 20 October 2019 for the 4.5 km Head of the Raritan Regatta. This small-boat masters regatta is sure to challenge even the most seasoned rowers on the historic Raritan River in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The regatta begins at the Albany Street Bridge in the heart of historic downtown New Brunswick, NJ and ends 4500 m downstream in Edison, NJ. 

Open to all rowers, novice to hotshot, in racing singles, doubles or pairs.

This event is sure to become a fall rowing classic!

Parking & Launching

Parking and boat launching is from the Regatta Village located at:  

Donaldson County Park

South 2nd Avenue

Highland Park, NJ 08904

Car-topped boats may use the shell trailer in the parking lot for temporary storage.

Please check-in with Dockmaster before launching.

Course Description

  • Crews launch and recover from Donaldson County Park (Highland Park, NJ)  
  • Row north to marshaling area along Highland Park side of the river. 
  • Marshaling & warm-up area is north of Amtrak railroad bridge.
  • Racing south from Amtrak railroad bridge (New Brunswick, NJ) to NJ Turnpike Bridge (Edison, NJ).
  • Spin, and return to launch site at Donaldson Park.


07:00 Park Gates Open

08:15 Rowing Safety Meeting

09:30 Racing Commences

14:00 Racing Ends.


Registration now open through www.RegattaCentral.com

Results & Awards

Results will be posted at the Regatta Registration tent during the regatta we well as to RegattaCentral and Row2k.com

Medals will be awarded to the fastest crew in each event. Medals may be picked up at the registration tent as soon as results are made official and published.

Our Partners

With Gratitude to our Sponsors