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Go Fishing on Halloween!  Teams from around the country are invited to race and compete on Halloween Weekend for one of the coveted Fish Head Trophies!


Details below; Registration opens on September 26th!

Virtual Head of the Fish Proud Sponsors

Add a punch to your USRowing Virtual Fall punch card with the Head of the Fish this Halloween! With virtual events on the water, on the erg, and even a costume contest, every rower in the US can go fishing for a unique Fish Head Plaque. Race 3200 meters on your own or with friends on your home water and submit your time with GPS proof to have your results counted. No water access? Participate in an erg event! The Erg-8 features eight athletes each completing 400 meters for time. Race in a costume? Submit your photos for fan-voting to determine a winner! Follow @saratogarowing on all social media platforms and come back to this page to learn more about our virtual protocols as they develop! 


Looking for official Head of the Fish gear? Head to the N&D Head of the Fish store!

Trouble Registering

If you are having trouble registering, check out our troubleshooting guide HERE.  If you have gone through the guide and are still having trouble, reach out to!

Race Dates

Friday, Oct 30th at 6am eastern standard time through Sunday, Nov 1st at 11:59pm eastern standard time.

Race Distance

3200 meters exactly as recorded by a GPS of your choosing.

Race Format

During the window described above, each crew can compete in as many races for you wish to register, or try a few times to achieve better scores in one race on different days (you only need to submit your fastest time). It is allowed to race in multiple races and it is encouraged (but not required) to race in costume. Times and pictures of your time on GPS will be submitted via a google form along with costumed crew pictures and video (the crew pictures and video will open you up for additional prizes, but are not required).

Race Results

Race Results will be posted by November 4th, with the winning time receiving a fish head trophy.

Costume submissions will be voted upon by the public on the @saratogarowing Instagram feed. Winning costumes will receive a Fish Head Trophy as well!

A minimum of 5 entries must be registered for an event to be eligible for a Fish Head Trophy.


We are fortunate in the northeast USA to be able to run a few types of boat classes on the water, we understand that some programs are still in singles or even off the water.

We do have 3 events to be completed on the ergometer. The ERG single = 3200 meters all by yourself The ERG Mixed quad = 3200 meters as 4x800 meters. 2 men, and 2 women. doing 800 meters each The ERG eight = 3200 meters as 8x400 meters. 8 people doing 400 meters each and one coxswain good at math!

head of the fish  -  oct. 31-Nov 1, 2020
Wherever you are  -  Saratoga, NY