Chicago Sprints 2016
About Chicago Sprints
Since its inception in 1910, Lincoln Park Boat Club has hosted competitive rowing regattas at its Lincoln Park Lagoon site and for the last 35 years, those competitions have centered on the annual Chicago Sprints Regatta.
The Chicago Sprints is one of the largest competitive regattas in the region, drawing junior, collegiate and masters programs from throughout the Midwest. The Chicago Sprints continues to be the largest sprint-season regatta in the Midwest, and among the top five largest non-collegiate sprint regattas in the Nation.
In 2014 the Lincoln Park Boat Club’s Chicago Sprints Regatta was host to more than 800 athletes, fielding entries from 27 clubs throughout 10 states. In addition it is attended by hundreds of casual and dedicated spectators who line the 1000 meter course situated between Lake Shore Drive and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The Chicago Sprints features 1000 meter, side-by-side, Henley style racing and that makes for some great competition.
With two full days of racing, know that we try to squeeze in as many races as we can. However there are a finite number of races that can be run each day. LPBC appreciates our participants and works hard to accommodate as many rowers/events as possible.
There is no grilling in the park, but few easy food options are within a 15-20 minute walk.
Drone use is discouraged due to local regulations.
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Entries - Important announcement
As in previous years, we are expecting the Regatta to be in high demand.
The total entries to the Regatta will be capped at around 400 boats (precise number depends on schedule and entries)
We encourage crews to enter or join the waitlist as soon as possible.
Paying for your entry promptly before June 20 is the only way to secure your place at the regatta. Credit Card payment directly through Regatta Central is preferred, and the quickest way to secure your place. Check payments will also be accepted via mail.
After the initial entry deadline on June 20, the Regatta Committee will add waitlisted crews to increase the capacity of key events where demand is highest, such as 4+ and 8+, and 2x.
To facilitate this process, any unpaid entries will be scratched and replaced with waitlisted crews in the order that payment is received!
Please only enter and pay for crews which you know will be racing. Any crew which scratches after the June 20 entry deadline, will forefeit their entry fee in full.
Become a Sponsor
We are seeking sponsors for the 2016 Chicago Sprints.
Download the Sprints Sponser Packet here: Sprints 2016 Sponsor Packet
Please contact Rick Klein, Rowing Director, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor
Lincoln Park Boat Club is a volunteer-run, tax exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Every dollar of your contribution to the LPBC and the Regatta goes toward helping us continue our strong tradition of providing rowing and paddling opportunities for everyone. Not only do we support competitive and recreational boating, but we are proud of our partnerships with the Chicago Park District and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Through these partnerships we sponsor rowing and paddling experiences for adaptive athletes and youth from all over the city in the safe and welcoming environment of the Lincoln Park Lagoon.
Chicago Sprints sponsorship options include multiple tiers. Each sponsor gets a commemorative regatta shirt.