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Welcome to the James River Crew 2023-2024 Season!

The Venues

EVSRA Norfolk Botanical Gardens:
Spectator's Guide
Parking Policy
Grounds Policy
There is sometimes some seating near the edge of the water to the right near the launch docks, but if you do not get there early enough, people will set up chairs and tents and it will be harder to see. At the finish line near the lane markers (at the causeway), there is plenty of room to see, but you do need to stay off the road and on a breezy day, there is nothing to protect you. There is a grassy area to the right of the finish line and before you go through the fisherman's gate that is a good place to watch the end of the race. There is room to put a chair down here.
The cost to get in the gate is $15 per person.
More about the Venue

EVSRA Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Depending on where our food tent is located (it looks like they have changed locations this year), we may or may not have a good view of the race. There is a good bit of walking around at this race so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. The best view for the finish line is on the bridge that you will cross over to get to the park. There is plenty of space to share. Some sit in chairs on the bridge and others choose to walk back and forth from the finish line to the exiting dock, to the boat trailer and food tent. Though there is the food tent, some families may not remember to bring anything to eat. There was a food truck in 2107. To Bring – Binoculars, cameras, chairs and if rainy, boots and umbrellas.
Park Info
Explore the Park (check out the 360 views)

Occoquan Regattas:

Location – Sandy Run Regional Park, 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA 2203
Spectators are welcome and CARPOOLING IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!!! Parking for spectators is limited.  There is a grandstand and lots of standing room in front of the finish line. Allow another hour to pay, park and hike to the grandstands in time for your rower’s race. There is more information on Sandy Run Regional Park website.

Parking – There is limited parking available.
Admission fee of $20 per vehicle to enter park.
Parking is in Lot C, Lot D and Loisvale Lot.
Lot C, fills first, capacity 70.
Lot D, fills second, capacity 200.
Loisvale Lot, fills third, capacity 155.
Van Thompson Lot, capacity 250.
If you are coming later in the morning, satellite parking for VASRA is at 12849 Gordon Blvd – the lot is opposite this address at the intersection of 123 & Old Bridge Rd. $5/person. There will be signs in the medium to direct you and shuttle buses will take you to the event. Just as you take the 123 exit from 95, to look for Old Bridge Road.

Be prepared to walk!
There are two ways to get to the Grandstands:
Take Park Trail from SW corner of Lot C to Grandstands.  This is a moderate trail.  From Lot C to Grandstands is 0.6 mile.
Take shuttle from Lot C to Grandstands for a $2 fee.  There may not be a shuttle from the Loisvale Lot to Lot C, only trail.
Do not walk on the roads, only trails.
Shuttles start running 45 minutes before the start of the first race.        

To Bring – Binoculars, cameras and if rainy, boots and umbrellas.  You are welcome to bring your own food, just remember you will have to carry whatever you bring.
Concessions for visitors are available near the Grandstands.
No pets.
No bikes.
Do not recommend bringing chairs as you will have to carry them on the trail or in shuttle buses (that may be full).
The Grandstands have seating.
More information at Sandy Run.

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