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Olympic Hopefuls Stop at Head of the Charles Regatta

With the 2020 summer olympics on the horizon, many of the best rowers in the world will participate in the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta. This year’s competition will feature more than 11,000 athletes from 24 countries racing in 66 events.

The start line is at the Boston University Boathouse. The finish line is near Gerter Park. The course is 3 miles long and runs upstream.

The six bridges along the course are great vantage points for spectators, and there is plenty of space along the riverbank. The BU Bridge, River Street Bridge, Western Avenue Bridge, Weeks Bridge, Anderson Bridge, and Eliot Bridge all free and open to all spectators.

Saturday, the races are scheduled from 7:45 a.m. To 4:43 p.m. The sunday races are set for 7:45 a.m. To 4:12 p.m.

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