Events on Melton Lake

Oak Ridge Rowing Association hosts a number of events each year. The following events are confirmed for 2020!

  • The Secret City Head Race. Saturday, October 19, 2019.

  • The Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational - March 14-15th, 2020

  • The Big 10 Invitational Regatta - April 10-11th, 2020

  • SIRA Championship Regatta - April 18-19th,2020

  • Dogwood Junior Championship Regatta - April 25-26th, 2020

  • Dogwood Masters Classic - May 16th, 2020

  • DI, DII, DIII NCAA Championships - May 29-31st,2020

  • The Secret City Head Race - October TBD, 2020


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.