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Head of the Des Moines 2023
September 23$30 – $120
Des Moines Rowing (DMR) will host its annual regatta on Saturday September 23, 2023. Since 1983, DMR has held a race on the Des Moines River, making it one of the oldest and biggest regattas in the Midwest. This three-mile upstream race attracts crews from all over the region. HOTDM is a premiere USRowing-sanctioned regatta that celebrates the best Des Moines has to offer: our vibrant downtown and riverfront, destination activities, our scenic race course, and a sporting community that combines fellowship and competition.Please help us continue the tradition of racing on the Des Moines in 2023!
The HOTDM is a head race, which is a time-trial competition. In this form of racing, rowers race against the clock where the crew or rower completing the course in the shortest time in their age, ability and boat-class category is deemed the winner.