Death Row

Aptly named, Death Row is an 18 mile, 25 kilometer, race upstream on the St. Louis River. Held in September, rowers often enjoy the fall colors and cool weather while heading up the river.

Death Row 2021

This year the event will be held on a 12 mile course either on Lake Superior or Superior Bay, depending on wind direction.   The race will both start and end at the Duluth Rowing Club located on Park Point in Duluth Minnesota.    The course is straight but requires buoy turns to reverse direction.   Participants include racing crews in all types of rowing shells, singles, doubles, quads, fours, eights, even octuplets and some canoes and kayaks.   There will be a mass start of boats.  There are awards for all finishers.    This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, September 19th.   Start time is 8:30 AM.

 Death Row Regatta Results

Over 70 rowers from five area rowing clubs participated in the Duluth Rowing Club’s modified Death Row on September 19.  This year’s event was on Superior Bay along the west side of Park Point from the Rowing Club to the Superior entry.  Due to high winds and waves, the course was shortened from a 12-mile course to 6 miles.

Leaving an hour prior to the race start in calmer water, Patti Harvieux completed the 12-mile course in her single at a time of 1 hour 49 minutes.

First over the finish line for the 6-mile course was a Duluth adult mixed quad bowed by Greg Peterson (0:43:39), followed by another Duluth adult mixed quad bowed by Mary Miller (0:44:13).  A Duluth octuple coxed by Judy Ilse finished third (0:44:41).   An impressive fourth place finish was a junior men’s single, Grant Steinberger, from Lake Phalen, (0:46:03).

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Death Row

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