Please join us to watch the Head of the Anacostia (HOTA) regatta! The 2.5 mile head rowing race starts at the meeting of the Anacostia and the Potomac - crews then race upstream, past Nationals Stadium, to the finish line just under John Phillips Sousa Bridge in front of the Anacostia Community Boathouse. Spectators can view the race on the banks of the river or join us at the Boathouse. As we say at HOTA, "come for the racing, stay for the pie!"
The HOTA regatta celebrates the length of the District's portion of the Anacostia. Crews from all over the DMV and the East Coast come to race on our river, and appreciate the views of the river's banks and its community. It's a celebration of athletic endeavor and achievement, as well as the wonderful river.