Tough Cup Regatta ~ Chicago, IL

Saturday September 24, 2016

Important Notes:

  • ROWERS must be registered for the Fall 2016 season to travel/compete this weekend complete registration here. ROWERS must have a US Rowing Waiver and a Code of Conduct agreement on file.  If you signed a waiver /Code of conduct agreement in the spring of 2016, it is still valid.)
  • ROWERS are NOT allowed to drive themselves to this or any other regatta.
  • DRINKING WATER is limited at this race.  Please consider sending your rower with a gallon of water for their personal use, and to share with their teammates.
  • NOVICE ROWERS: You MUST wear a CRRC uniform on the water. Email Andrea  if you need to make arrangements to purchase a tank this week.
  • SIGN-UP GENIUS: We need help! Use this link to volunteer


Race Fact Sheet: Viewing maps, FAQ’s about the race and schedule

Location:   This head race takes participants from Kedzie Ave Bridge to Ashland Ave (and through 5 historic bridges). Regatta Parking & Info will be available on Regatta Central

Spectators and Fans: CRRC will have coffee for you set up at our tents, and usually someone bakes something delicious to share. Stop by and chat with other CRRC fans. Bring Chairs, Binoculars, and a full water bottle.

Weather: Up to date information for Chicago, IL can be found here.

What to Pack:

  • BREAKFAST & SNACKS for the bus,  & FULL WATER BOTTLE Plus, an extra gallon of water.
  • Entertainment/activities, homework for non-race time: art supplies, Frisbee, book, card games, etc.
  • Uniform
  • sun hat/cold weather cap
  • water bottle
  • sun screen
  • clothes for cooler weather/rain-gear
  • money for race t-shirt (optional),
  • assorted clothing for non-racing time


Saturday, September 24

  • 4:45 AM Load Bus  from Copps parking lot, 3650 University Avenue
  • 5:00 AM  Bus departs  with rowers, chaperones, coaches
  • 7:30 AM Approximate arrival, unloading and camp set up, Coaches/Coxswains meeting
  • 11:30AM Approximate lunch at CRRC camp
  • 3:00 PM Approximate departure from Chicago (3+ hour drive)
  • 6:00 PM ETA in Madison Copps parking lot.   Athletes will call 1/2 hour before arrival, Chaperones will tweet estimated arrival time.

Click HERE for the full itinerary of the Chicago Tough Cup

Questions and Contact info: Mark 608-354-6998 & Melissa 608-575-0031

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