30th Head of the Ohio | Allegheny River, Pittsburgh PA | October 1-2, 2016
RACE COURSE: The 2.6 mile course is on the Allegheny River. This year rowers will race downstream, finishing just before the Ft Duquesne Bridge on the south shore of the Allegheny River, just about 500 meters from the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers in downtown Pittsburgh. The actual finish line will be marked by a tent located on the trail beside the river. The start line will return to the mooring cell located near the top of Washington’s Landing on the right descending bank of the island. Rowers will pass under 8 bridges while racing along the same section of the river as the previous 29 years. As the course passes along the south shore of the Allegheny River, spectators can view the race. The course is followed on the north shore by the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. On the south shore the trail is currently open from the Convention Center to the finish line and into Point State Park. In addition, viewing can take place from many of the bridges.