Head of the Des Moines

Rowers from across the country will gather in Des Moines, IA to race on the Des Moines River on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Registration for events is now open on regattacentral.com for Masters, Collegiate, Juniors, Para, and Open class rowers.

  • Early Registration
    • Opens August 4, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    • Closes August 16, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Standard Registration
    • Opens August 16, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    • Closes September 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Late Registration
    • Opens September 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    • Closes September 21, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Scratch Window*
    • Opens August 9, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
    • Closes September 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Line-ups Due September 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Payments Due September 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT
  • Waiver Due September 14, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EDT

Race course begins by the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and runs upstream 2000m to the finish line at Prospect Park. Competitors set up at Prospect Park. Viewing areas accessible from Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Captain Roy’s and Prospect Park.