From St. Ignatius Church to Community Rowing Inc.


Directions to Charles River Race Course

The starting line is near the Longfellow Bridge, and the course runs west, heading under the Mass Ave. bridge, and ending just short of the Boston University boathouse. The Mass Ave. bridge is at the 1000 meter mark, and the MIT boathouse is at 1400 meters.

Directions from the Mass Pike:

Exit at the Allston/Cambridge tolls and bear right towards Cambridge. Stay straight to cross the river, then turn right onto Memorial Drive. The finish line is about 2 miles down on your right, a few hundred meters past the Hyatt Hotel.


Directions to Cooper River Race Course, NJ

Exit the NJ Turnpike at Exit 4. Go right onto NJ Route 73 North. Exit from Route 73 onto NJ Route 38 West. Exit from NJ Route 38 at Cuthbert Blvd. Go south on Cuthbert Blvd. At first traffic light, turn right onto North Park Drive. The course is on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer-only parking is to the left.

From the West:

PA Turnpike east to the Valley Forge exit. At Valley Forge, take I-76 east to Philadelphia. Stay to the left after passing the Girard Avenue Exit. Exit at I-676. Follow signs for the Ben Franklin Bridge. Go straight ahead after the tollbooth to Admiral Wilson Blvd. Do NOT bear right onto I-676. Go about one mile and then take the left branch at top of overpass. After overpass, bear right onto NJ Route 70. Go right onto Cuthbert Blvd. At first traffic light on Cuthbert Blvd., turn right onto North Park Drive. The course is on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer-only parking is to the left.

From the South:

From I-95 north, follow signs to Walt Whitman Bridge. On the bridge, stay in the right lane and take the first right as you come off the bridge. Follow signs to NJ Route 130 north. Stay on Route 130 through one circle. After going under a railroad bridge, watch for the Cooper River on the right. Take the first right after passing the river (the first traffic light). This is North Park Drive. Continue for 2000 meters. Trailer parking is at the end of the course on the right.

From the North:

From I-95 south, follow signs to the Betsy Ross Bridge. When you come off the bridge, follow signs to NJ Route 130 south. Stay on Route 130 for a few miles to a major intersection. Pass through the intersection still on Route 130. At the next traffic light, you want to turn left but you must exit from the right. This is North Park Drive. Continue for 2000 meters. Trailer parking is at the end of the course on the right.

Common Directions:

The trailer parking area is on the south side of North Park Drive. Only trailers are to be parked here. There is a large parking lot at about the 1000 meter mark on the course. This is for cars, vans and buses. Curbside parking is permitted in legal areas. However, the curb area along North Park Drive between the small bridge and Cuthbert Blvd. is for loading or unloading only. Others will be ticketed.


Directions to Lake Quinsigamond. Worcester, Massachusetts

From Eastern Massachusetts:

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike or Route 9 West. Get off at Interstate Route 495 North. Get off at Interstate Route 290 West (Worcester). Get off at Exit 22 (Main St.). Turn right at the end of the ramp. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Plantation Street. Turn left onto North Road (between the Mercandante Funeral Home and UMass Medical Center). Proceed to Lake Ave and turn right. The park entrance is one hundred yards on the left.

From Regatta Point to Donahue Rowing Center:

Exit the parking lot at Regatta Point and take a right. Follow this road along the lake (to the right) and stay right when the road forks. You will pass under the I-290 bridge at the start of the 2k course. At the stop sign next to the barracks, take a right and follow this road to the set of lights. Turn right. Donahue Rowing Center will be 1/4 mile on your right.

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