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Waco Rowing Regatta

What’s the next big thing in rowing? Waco.

The Waco Rowing Center is proud to announce its 2nd annual Waco Rowing Regatta, a 5k Head Race on the Brazos River, Sunday November 12th, 2023. Hosted along the banks of the rolling grass of Brazos Park East, with a rowing course traveling from the historic bridges of downtown Waco to the picturesque bluffs of Cameron Park, this fall regatta benefits The Waco Rowing Center aand the greater Waco community!

Your participation and patronage will support The Waco Rowing Center’s efforts to expand youth rowing within Waco and beyond. Proceeds from this regatta will go toward continued support of the growing youth rowing community in Waco. We look forward to having your team with us in November and we appreciate your support!

Team PacketRegatta Central Info

Support Our Mission

Support Waco Rowing Center’s youth-focused mission by participating, attending, or volunteering for our regatta! Our events help us fund our Youth Rowing program, which give Waco youth the opportunity to learn and compete in the sport of rowing, and open up new possibilities of attending college through rowing scholarships. You can learn more about our mission at the “Youth Rowing” and “About” tabs on our menu.

Check back soon for more ways to support our program soon or contact us!

  • Donate
  • Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Course Map
  • Schedule
  • Results
Team Packet


  • Where to Stay
  • Where to watch (Brazos Park East finish line and bridges downtown)


  • Pricing for tents
  • Tent layout



Visit Waco

What to know about Waco

Waco is a growing, vibrant city! See all our home has to offer by visiting local restaurants, shops, and sites. Find more to do at the links above!

In its inaugural year (2022), the Waco Rowing Regatta served ~300 entries, ~1,000 athletes, and thousands of fans on the grounds. Teams came from all over Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and even New Jersey.

According to Zartico Geolocation Methodology Study, there was a lift in hotel occupancy and a large 8% lift in visitor spending during the event dates compared to the month average. And Magnolia Retail Operations reported that the Magnolia Silos on the weekend of the regatta beat their sales forecast by 19%, including direct reports of the regatta bringing people in town.

Come explore Wacotown with us!

W ith stunning bluffs across the river, Brazos Park East has the potential to be one of the most scenic and iconic regatta sites in the country. There are over 17 miles of rowing water on the Brazos and Bosque rivers. This much rowing water next to a metropolis does not exist elsewhere in the United States. Tree line, high bluffs, consistent depth and steep banks protect the river against the wind.

With ample acreage, parking, water, electricity and facilities on site, the ability to host a groundbreaking on-shore experience for spectators and athletes alike during the regatta is unprecedented. It is also located at an ideal location along the river for teams coming to train from across the country. At the convergence of the Bosque and Brazos rivers, visiting teams can head toward downtown or head for 3.5 miles up the Bosque. Sir Steven Redgrave brought the Chinese National team here to train and American high-performance athletes are already here. With water that never freezes, a low flow rate, and infinite ”real estate,” an annual regatta is the start.