The American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championships kicks off Saturday at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.
There will be 64 clubs from across the country competing in the ACRA National championships and it is expected to have 1,875 participants.
Each race is two-kilometers in length.
“This will be the seventh year in a row that the ACRA National Championships have been held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park,” manager of Lake Lanier park Morgan House said. “I believe that the event continues to return not only because of our amazing race course and venue but also because of the welcoming Gainesville/Hall County community. Hundreds of volunteer hours go into planning this event and it would not be possible without the support of the Lake Lanier Rowing Club and the Lanier Canoe Kayak Club who are headquartered out of the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.”
“This event is one of the largest annual events held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park, which generates approximately $1.6M in economic impact each year,” House said. “So far this year, we have hosted other rowing regattas with similar sizes such as the John Hunter Rowing Regatta and US Rowing’s Southeast Junior Regional Championships.”