Calm water and sunshine are the order for Sunday June 16 when the sixth Head of the Tweed (HoTT) half marathon is raced.
This event covers 21 kilometres of the Tweed River, starting at Chinderah Bay and finishing at the Murwillumbah Rowing Club.
Competitors come from the full length of the east coast of Australia, with the Murwillumbah Rowing Club ensuring it is worth their effort. The program offers strong competition for participants and excellent entertainment for spectators with tasty food and bar facilities.
This year, crews from as far as Victoria and Townsville will compete. Townsville being a regular attendee. Crews participate for different reasons; last year a father and daughter crew completed the course, a bride-to-be raced, schools used it as a training event and others just enjoyed the beautiful view as they spent time rowing and paddling with friends.
Last year’s event was a great success helped by favourable weather. Over 100 crews participated, with support teams approximately 400 people were in attendance. All enjoyed the beautiful venue and great entertainment on and off the water.
Each year the event gets bigger and as far as the club is aware HoTT is the most popular and successful half marathon race in Australia. This year, WinTech Racing will be providing a brand new WinTech Racing Single Scull as the rowers draw prize. Every rowing seat entry goes into the draw to win this vessel. There is a Hero camera and trophies for other classes in the event.
All rowers, dragon boat paddlers and any other water craft that can be powered by sweat and muscle is welcome to enter – make a day of it.
For further information www.hott.com.au