The Rock River and Rockford YMCA Rowing Crew Location:
Head of the Rock takes place on the Rock River
Racing will be held on the Rock River starting at Martin Park and racing back to the downtown YMCA
The formal address is 200 Y Blvd, Rockford, IL 61107
Parking for Spectators:
There is parking available just north of Y Blvd at the entrance to Nicholas Conservatory. If you are traveling south on N. 2nd St (U.S. 251) watch for the “Regatta Parking” sign at the corner of Ethel and N. 2nd. This parking lot is a short walk - along the river - to the regatta grounds.
The hosts describe the parking as being a “short walk” but truthfully it is a fairly long walk, especially if you aren’t one of the first to arrive. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to give yourself ample time to make the trek.
If you’ve got a wagon do yourself a favor and bring it because it’s not really a short walk and if you’re carrying stuff then it’s a miserable walk.
Make sure to rsvp for the event “Head of the Rock” on TeamSnap (via 2019 Programs) so that you will receive the messages that are sent out during the live event. If you don't rsvp you won't get the updates and messages! (Even if you are not competing, but are coming to watch, rsvp so that you can stay in the loop.)
When you rsvp, please be sure to select some items from the “Assignment” list for the team to use and consume during the regatta.
You must be at your normal practice time to de-rig boats and load the trailer; extra hands are always welcome.