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Speakmon Memorial Regatta

  • Dates: October 27, 2019
  • Location: Griggs Reservoir
  • Address: 3033 Thoburn Rd
  • Address: Columbus, OH 43221
  • Time: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Type: Head Race

Length: 2.8 miles / 4507 meters

Location: Griggs Reservoir, from Hayden Run Bridge to Fishinger Bridge, Columbus, Ohio

The Speakmon Memorial regatta has become one of the most popular and challenging fall rowing events in the Midwest.  The course curves along the natural riverscape of the Scioto River, set against a multi-paletted backdrop of fall foliage.  With walking paths along the river's edge for multiple observation opportunities, the Speakmon is both a participant and spectator's delight.  Highlights include:

  • Collegiate category for NCAA compliance

  • Mixed categories shall be defined as no less than 50% women, Coxswains may be of either gender

  • All entries must be made online using Regatta Central

  • Masters AA category rowers can row in masters events (as long as boats average 27)

  • 2.8 miles head-style competition for oarswomen and oarsmen

  • Singles, doubles, pairs, quads, fours and eights events

  • Junior High/High School, Open, Masters, Lightweight and Novice events

  • Event times listed are for planning purposes only.  A final event schedule will be issued to all crews once the entry window closes.  However, the event schedule will not be compressed closer than those times listed in the event schedule.

  • US Rowing registered regatta.

Updated information and Registration for the Speakmon Memorial Regatta is available through Regatta Central.



Speakmon Memorial Regatta
  • 3033 Thoburn Rd
  • Columbus, OH 43221
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  • Griggs Reservoir