Event Information: This Annual 13.1 Mile River Race starts
at the Wye Landing on the Wye East
18 miles southeast of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and circumnavigates
around historic Wye
Island a natural preserve. It is the only 100% “people-powered”
paddle/rowing regatta in the US. It
features traditional rowing shells with singles, doubles, four-oared and
eight-oared rowing; one and two person kayaking; outrigger canoes, regular
canoes, lorries and special SUP course (3 mile; 6 mile or 13.1 mile). The regatta is well marked, highly supervised
and timed for those who wish to earn medals.
The 13.1-mile “half-marathon” is well protected from the Chesapeake Bay’s
open waters and is delightfully scenic.
shore, the venue is complete with food and beverage service, vendor tents,
ample field parking, awards and event merchandise. In its 23rd year, the event draws
over 500 participants ranging from High School teams and clubs to 80+-year-old
paddlers and rowers coming from a dozen different states. The regatta draws rowers, canoeists,
from the Mid-Atlantic region to participate in a nature-friendly Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis Rowing Club (ARC) serves as the annual host and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Annapolis, Maryland. We
serve the community and those who
love rowing, and
those who want to learn to row.
We also feature a special cause: Strokes4Survivors. This special group of cancer survivors receives
special training from ARC and come together and row socially with the equipment,
coaching and training provided by ARC.
Strokes4Survivors have been featured locally in regional news and