Next Race: 18th March 2023 at 13:00

The Head of the River Race Committee would like to thank all those who raced and supported the Head of the River Race 2022. We hope it was a successful and enjoyable event for all involved.  The next race will take place at 13:00 on the 18th of March 2023 and we encourage all prospective participants to mark the date in their calendars. 

Watch the Race via our Official Livestream

The 2022 Head of the River Race will be livestreamed via our YouTube channel on Saturday morning.  Our commentators, Camilla Hadland, Will Horrocks and Fergus Mainland, bring a wealth of experience from various World Rowing events and formats, including multi-lane, indoors, coastal and beach sprints. Join us from 9.45am to watch the race in full. 

Entries for HORR 2022 are now open

Entries for the 2022 Head of the River Race are now open and can be made via the British Rowing Online Entry system (BROE). For further details, read our Entry Instructions and Rules of Racing. Please note that entries will remain open until the 11th March. If we are oversubscribed, we will reduce the number of crews to 400 using the criteria in entry instructions after this date. We will not suspend entries early so please make sure you have all the information you need to make a complete entry.

HORR 2021

The committee have determined that, in light of the current pandemic, it will not be possible to run an on-water event as originally planned on 20th March 2021.  We are exploring a range of options to offer an online/virtual event of some kind and will provide further information about this when decisions are made.   We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Championship Course in 2022 and in the meantime, we hope that everyone stays safe. .

New Pennants 2020

The Head of the River Race Committee is pleased to announce that for the 2020 race we will be offering the following additional pennants: Junior Men Masters Men B, C and D The Committee hopes that by including these events Masters men’s crews travelling long distances to race will have the opportunity of racing for pennants at both head races for which they are eligible over the course of the weekend. Clubs with junior members drawn from multiple schools and who may experience difficulties with events during a school week will have an opportunity to race on the Championship Course The events will be subject to our usual Rules and Entry Requirements (both the Rules and Entry Requirements are currently provisional and will be fully updated by 9 December 2019) […]

2019 Race round-up

Thank you for joining us for Head of the River Race 2019 Results can be found here: Results 2019 Photos are available from WEROW We had a great response to some women’s crews joining us following the cancellation of WeHORR 2019 due to adverse weather conditions and congratulations to Tideway Scullers School women’s eight who have the only Fairbairn Head Medals ever awarded to a women’s crew.

2018 Dead Heat

While the full results were still being finalised for over 300 crews, the top two crews (Oxford Brookes University BC A and Leander A) had been the focus of much attention as it became increasingly clear that it was going to be difficult to separate them. Following deliberation with the timing team the Head of the River Race Chairman, Ben Helm, issued the following statement: “After reviewing the camera recording, the conclusion was that the crews could not be separated with 100% confidence and a dead heat was declared”