Harlem River Classic

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dust off the unis and get back on the water.

Yes. It is that time of year again, time to round up old teammates and friends, squeeze yourself into that uni, pump yourself up and get ready for an awesome day of racing and fundraising! Put together your own boat, or join an existing crew and show up to win, (or at least finish with a respectable time).

First place is awarded to (surprise) the winner and, as importantly, to the team who fundraises the most – because the reason we do this, is to support Row New York’s free youth programs.

For a full recap of last year’s event, visit our blog. Photos from 2016’s race can be found on our Facebook page!

 June 11, 2017

Start time: 11:00 am

Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
3579 Harlem River Drive
New York, NY 10034

We’re looking for captains to put a group of friends or an alumni boat together! If you’re interested in being a team captain or participating, contact Brian Schatz at bschatz@rownewyork.org. Be sure to share this page with your friends and colleagues!

Each boat must raise $500 per seat or $4,000 total to participate. However, teams are encouraged to raise more than the minimum entry fee! Medals will be awarded to the boat that finishes the race first, and to the boat that raises the most funds. Row New York helps you set up your Crowdrise page and supports you so you have the materials and knowledge to ask your friends to support our organization.

-The event runs from 11:00am-3:00pm
-Participants arrive by 10:00am
-First 500m race starts at 11:00am
-All rowing equipment will be provided
-Rowing experience is required
-Each boat must raise $500/seat or $4,000 total as a minimum
-Sign up as an individual or a team captain; team captains are required to put together an entire boat
-Hors d’oeuvres and cold beer and wine will be served

Schedule of Events:
-10:00am: Rowers arrive and Harlem River Classic begins
-10:30am: Coaches and coxswains meeting
-11:00am: Racers Launch
-11:00am-12:55pm: Racing
-1:00pm-1:30pm:A toast to Row New York supporters and awards presentation
-1:30-3:00pm: Celebration

Questions? Please email Brian Schatz at bschatz@rownewyork.org or Jennie Trayes at jtrayes@rownewyork.org.