The Austin Rowing Club's PumpkinHead is a 3-mile race for sculling and sweep boats as well as kayak and paddleboard entries. Ages will range from high-school through senior citizen with fitness and athleticism being tested throughout the day in each event. Spectators are welcome to watch the races from the safety of the pedestrian locations of four bridges over Lady Bird Lake – Lamar, Pedestrian Bridge, Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, and IH35 as well as tour the boats and the general expo area at Festival Beach, just east of IH35 between Comal and Chicon on the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
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Festivities for the event will include costume contests for the rowers, a floating VIP garden underwritten by Hanger, Inc. and supported by Capital Cruises, Guns & Oil Brewery, and Lupe Tortilla Restaurant. Entry is for those 21 years and older with paid admission. T-shirts and other “Pulling for Pink” items will also be available with all profits allocated to the BCRC of Austin.
To end the event, Alta’s Café will be hosting an after party at the Waller Creek Boathouse at 74 Trinity Street from 6:30 pm to 8:30 with a range of beer and samples of Stiles Switch Bar-Be-Que. Profits will be donated to the cause.
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