Events at GMRC

Great Racing on the Great Miami! Come join the Great Miami Rowing Center in Hamilton, Ohio for any of our wonderful regattas. Located in Southwest Ohio, the City of Hamilton is centrally located between the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas.

The Course. The Great Miami River in downtown Hamilton provides a superb venue for rowing. The area between the Hamilton Low Dam (lower dam) and the Two-Mile Low Dam (upper dam) is an untapped rowing resource with limited power boat access. The river has high man-made levy walls that are soft and can easily absorb wakes.

Unparalleled Spectating. The levy also provides a very sheltered canal-like river. Leave your binoculars at home, the view of the race course is perfect in Hamilton. Additionally, the levy shelters the water so that the course only gets rough or unrowable when the wind conditions are very severe.

Housing Options. We can offer a variety of housing options for incoming teams. Stay at Hamilton’s new Courtyard Marriott and watch the races from your hotel window! Or let us help you find cheap or free housing at local churches or YMCA camps.

Welcoming Community. Hamilton is designated as ‘The City of Sculpture’ and is home to a brilliant inventory of sculptures reflecting the community’s commitment to the arts. If you enjoy outdoor art exhibitions, Hamilton is the place to be.

Comfortable Racing. Our entry fees are competitive and we encourage early registration to help our volunteers plan properly for great racing. Bring your bike! With it you can follow the races from the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. Trailer parking and access is easy. While we do operate in a city center, we are centrally located adjacent to State Rd 129. No trailer ballet is required here!