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2019 - Tough Cup Regatta

  • Eleanor St Boathouse 2828 South Eleanor Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

If You Are Competing at Tough Cup

If you will be competing at the upcoming Tough Cup, in addition to the waiver you signed as part of your USRowing membership, you must also sign THIS REGATTA SPECIFIC WAIVER. You will not be allowed to compete if both of these waivers are not signed.

Regatta Details

Established in 2012, the Tough Cup pits the best crews in the Chicagoland area against one another to claim the title of toughest crew team on the river!

Racing in eights, coxed fours, and quads – this 5k head race takes participants from Kedzie Ave Bridge to Halsted Ave.

The rare boat-level view of the industrial part of the city is an eye-opening experience for the rowers and a great opportunity to race in-state.

The purpose of the Tough Cup is to bring the Chicago Rowing Community together and help support the further development of Chicago’s waterways for positive recreation and use.  Since 2009 Chicago Training Center has used the south branch of the Chicago River System to train its participants and this regatta allows us to highlight the daily training path we follow.”

The Eleanor St Boathouse Location:

  • Tough Cup takes place at the South Fork and South Branch of the Chicago River

  • Racing will be held on the South Branch of the Chicago River from Kedzie Ave to Halsted St

  • The formal address is 2828 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL 60608

  • Eleanor St Boathouse at Park 571

Parking for Spectators:

  • Only trailers will be allowed to park on Eleanor St out of respect for the neighbors. All participants and spectators are encouraged to take the CTA Orange Line to the Ashland stop for an approximately 10-minute walk to the boathouse. If you do drive, be sure to arrange carpools and park in the Peoples Gas parking lot on the corner of Eleanor St and Loomis St or in the free/non-zone street parking as indicated on the map. The boathouse is located in a residential area. Please be considerate of the boathouse neighbors and do not block driveways and keep the noise down when you arrive in the early morning. Be good guests!

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Later Event: October 13
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