Oak Ridge Rowing Association will host the 2017 USRowing Masters National Championships from Thursday, August 17, to Sunday, August 20.
“With 3,000 rowers coming to town to compete in the highest masters level race and a peninsula filled with food and shopping, come experience the event!” the Oak Ridge Rowing Association said in a press release distributed by the City of Oak Ridge.
This regatta will take place down at the Oak Ridge Rowing Association Boathouse and on the waterfront. Rowers will arrive on site to practice on Wednesday, August 16, and will compete August 17-20, the press release said.
The parking lot in front of the boathouse will remain closed from August 17-20 for the championship regatta, the press release said. The public boat ramp next to the boathouse will be closed for the duration of the regatta also. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will close the waterway that is affected by the regatta until Sunday, August 20, the press release said.
“Spectators should be aware that traffic on Melton Lake Drive will be busier than normal,” the release said. “Spectators are encouraged to park at our off site location, Roane State, and be shuttled in to the venue every 15 minutes.”
The greenway that runs through the venue will be open to pedestrians, but pedestrians should use extreme caution due to a large number of boats coming through at all times, the release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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