Get Ready for the Third Annual Six Bridges Regatta

It’s time to swap that rowing machine for the real thing, ladies and gents.

The third annual Six Bridges Regatta (6BR) is less than a month away, officially slated for Saturday, Oct. 15. 

Hosted by the Arkansas Boathouse Club, this U.S. Rowing registered event is a 5K head (aka timed race) held on the Arkansas River. Rowers from all over the region will gather at the starting line near the airport and finish at the Junction Bridge. 

Boats will begin launching around 7 a.m. from the boathouse and races will run until around 5 p.m. Head races will take place in the morning with boats racing against the clock for a 5K distance, and then sprint races (350 meters) in the afternoon. 

At the launch take-out site — the Arkansas Boathouse Club/RowAmerica boathouse — there will be a beer tent, food trucks and merchandise vendors. The public is welcome in this area, as well as on the trail systems on both sides of the river. There are no charges/fees for watching. Pro tip: the best place to watch is the Junction Bridge.

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