2019 USRowing Masters National Championships

The 2019 USRowing Masters National Championships will be held August 15-18, 2019, at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Known as “Beer City, USA,” a collection of local craft breweries aim to make the beer garden at the event the “Best Beer Garden in Rowing.” The beer garden will provide both natural riverside viewing of the regatta action, plus close-up viewing on monitors covering the course. Beer lover or not, Grand Rapids is sure to impress as the racecourse is only three miles from downtown, home to a plethora of restaurants, breweries and shops.

In cooperation with the city and with volunteer assistance from members of the Grand Rapids Rowing Association, the event will be held in Riverside Park, Grand Rapids’ largest city park. Attendees and spectators can enjoy 250 acres of wooded landscape, pathways and great views of the Grand River. A 1,000-meter, six-lane buoyed course will begin south of boat ramp #2 (Guild Street), with the finish line at boat ramp #1 (Knapp Street).

Hosted in partnership with the West Michigan Sports Commission and the West Michigan River Sports Association, the event last took place in Grand Rapids in 2014, the first national rowing event in Michigan.

“USRowing is excited to be heading back to Grand Rapids in 2019. In 2014, Grand Rapids provided a great experience for our masters athletes, both on and off the water, and we look forward to working with the West Michigan Sports Commission and West Michigan River Sports Association in creating an even better event this coming year.”

– Patrick McNerney, Chief Executive Officer, USRowing

“It’s a privilege to again host the USRowing Masters National Championships after our successful event in 2014. We value our strong partnership with USRowing, and we’re excited to again showcase Grand Rapids’ wonderful asset of the Grand River in this prestigious event that draws the best rowers from across the country.”

– Mike Guswiler, President, West Michigan Sports Commission

Past Results

2018 (Oakland, CA) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2017 (Oak Ridge, TN) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2016 (Worcester, MA) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2015 (Camden, NJ) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2014 (Grand Rapids, MI) — Race Results

2013 (Sarasota, FL) — Race Results

Travel and Lodging

Airport and Ground Transportation

Grand Rapids provides easy accessibility and convenience. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, was ranked as the #1 Airport in North America *by size by Airports Council International in 2015, serving six major airlines and offers 120+ daily nonstop flights. Adjacent to two major arteries, the airport is only 15-20 minutes from our wide range of hotels and meeting facilities located in the downtown district or any corner of the city.

National and regional airlines that fly to Grand Rapids are:
· Southwest
· Allegiant
· American Airlines
· Delta
· Frontier
· United

Driving to Grand Rapids is an easy trip from anywhere in the upper Midwest. Located at the intersections of I-96, I-196 and US-131, you have easy access to the city from north, east, south and west. Once you are in the metro area, our wide range of hotels and meeting facilities are no more than a 10-15 minute drive away. At most, Grand Rapids is only a two and a half hour trip from many major population areas.

Lansing: 68 miles
Ann Arbor: 132 miles
Traverse City: 142 miles
Detroit: 154 miles

Chicago: 175 miles
Indianapolis: 290 miles
Milwaukee: 264 miles
St. Louis: 442 miles

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    Gerald R. Ford International Airport

    Whether coming from near or far, you can get to and from Grand Rapids on nonstop flights from over 20 major market destinations:

    Atlanta
    Baltimore
    Charlotte
    Chicago – O’Hare
    Chicago – Midway
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    Denver
    Detroit
    Fort Myers
    Fort Lauderdale
    Houston
    Las Vegas
    Miami International
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    New York – La Guardia
    New York – Newark
    Orlando International
    Orlando – Sanford
    Philadelphia
    Phoenix – Sky Harbor
    Phoenix/Mesa
    Punta Gorda
    St. Petersburg/Clearwater
    Tampa International
    Washington, DC – Dulles
    Washington, DC – DCA

Travel and Lodging Partner

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