Events on Melton Lake

Oak Ridge Rowing Association hosts a number of events each year. The following events are confirmed for Fall 2016 / Spring 2017.

  • The Secret City Head Race. Saturday, October 22, 2016. Registration via Regatta Central.
  • The Louisville Cardinal Invitational Regatta. March 11-12, 2017.
  • The University of Tennessee v. Indiana University. Saturday, March 18, 2017.
  • The Atomic City Turn and Burn. Head Race in the morning, and 2000m Sprint in the afternoon. March 25, 2017. Registration via Regatta Central
  • The Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship (SIRA) Regatta. April 15-16, 2017.
  • The BigXII Double Duel, hosted by the University of Tennessee. Saturday, April 8, 2017.
  • The Dogwood Juniors Championship Regatta. April 29-30, 2017. Registration via Regatta Central.
  • The University of Tennessee Inter-conference Invitational. April 30, 2017.
  • The BigXII Conference Championship. May 13-14, 2017.
  • The Dogwood Masters Regatta. Saturday, May 20, 2017. Registration via Regatta Central.
  • The USRowing Masters National Championship Regatta. August 17-20, 2017. Registration via Regatta Central.
  • The Secret City Head Race. Saturday, October 21, 2017. Registration via Regatta Central. 

The full calendar of events for oak Ridge Rowing Association, including programming, regattas, and social events is captured here. Please contact Oak Ridge Rowing Association at with any questions.


Sprint Series on Melton Lake

On May 1, 2016, ORRA hosted an inter-conference Sprint Series between Tennessee, Clemson, Iowa, and UCF, as these programs tuned up for their respective Conference Championships.  Stan Duda, University of Iowa parent, provided this great video of one of the races, following from a drone. The video provides a great perspective.