Regatta Information for Rowers:

Sandy Run races usually start at 9:00 A.M. You have to be there well ahead of your race time. Coxswains must arrive for their 7:00 A.M. meeting. The coach will let you know when and where to gather.

If you are running late you can be dropped off in the lower parking lot before the driver finds a place to park.

Wear shoes that will not fall off. Do not wear flip-flops. You are responsible to move equipment to and from the water and will be walking around on a steep hill.

Bring a water bottle.

Dress appropriately for the weather (layers). Be prepared for weather changes.

You may want to bring a blanket/tarp/chair.

Put your gear/etc. in a bag with your name on it and make sure you take everything home with you. Be sure to pick up any trash at the tent site before you leave.

You may want to bring some money as there are items for sale; t-shirts, food, drinks.

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Regatta Information for Parents:

See the Sandy Run Regatta FAQ for more detailed information.

Pets are not allowed in Sandy Run Park on regatta days. Do not bring them, they will turn you away.

You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to carpool. Parking is $20.00 per car (Cash Only). There are many attendees and parking can be time consuming. If you are a regatta volunteer please give yourself an hour for parking to make certain you are on time for your position.  If the onsite lot is full, parking is available at the Old Bridge and Route 123 Commuter Lot. Shuttles from the satellite parking lots are $5/per person (Cash Only).

It is a long hike from the parking areas to the race viewing stands so only pack what you can carry comfortably and wear walking shoes/sneakers. There are vans that run from the top parking lot to the race course for $3.00 each way (Cash Only).

Bring a chair or waterproof cushion (the stands are concrete). Binoculars are particularly useful. 

Dress appropriately for the weather (layers).

Bring your own food/drinks/snacks or you can purchase from the concession stands.

Coaches register for the races Wednesday evening. The race schedule is set on Thursday or Friday. When the schedule has been finalized the race sheets are made available (for free) on the VASRA website ( and The race sheets are also sold at concession stands each week.

Sandy Run's lost and found is at the Headquarters building.

See Parent Survival 101 for more tips.