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Panorama of Pittsburgh, PA from the Duquesne Incline showing the confluence of the Allegheny (left) and the Monongahela (right) rivers, forming the head of the Ohio River (lower left). Photo by  SkiEngineer - 11-17-19 

Saturday, October 7th and Sunday October 8th, 2023

One of the largest  regattas in the country, the Head of the Ohio (HOTO) attracts rowers of all ages and abilities including Juniors, Masters, Adaptive, and Collegiate rowers. More than just a rowing race, the Head of the Ohio highlights all aspects of recreation along Pittsburgh’s riverfront – both on and off the water. HOTO draws crews, family, and friends from across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and southern Canada and features racing, outdoor activities, and entertainment for all ages.

HOTO Course Tour

The race begins upstream from downtown Pittsburgh at Washington's Landing and ends 3.2 miles downstream at Point State Park. All boats launch and return to Lambert Boathouse on Washington's Landing or Millvale Training Center in Millvale Riverfront Park. 


Engage in community support and reach thousands of athletic, outdoor enthusiasts, and their families. All sponsors receive prominent visibility and recognition for making the event possible.


We couldn't do it without you! Join us on race day to support your community, enjoy the camaraderie, cheer on the athletes, and experience the riverfront up close.

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