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1st regatta in 76 years set on river

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 3:21 a.m.

Central Arkansas has a storied history of regatta racing on Labor Day. It's just that most people don't know about it.

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A map showing the course for the Six Bridges Regatta.

Six Bridges Regatta

WHAT U.S. Rowing national 5K head race

WHERE Arkansas River. Boats will launch near the Interstate 30 Bridge, where participants will row upriver to the starting line near Big Rock Quarry and finish at Junction Bridge.

WHEN Saturday. First race starts at 8:30 a.m.

DIVISIONS Junior, Collegiate, Open, Masters

COMPETING Arkansas Boathouse Club, Dallas Rowing Club, Greater Houston Rowing Club, Rhodes College Crew, Rowing Club of Northwest Arkansas, St. Louis Rowing Club, Wichita (Kan.) Rowing Association and unaffiliated rowers

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