July 14, 2018

Willow Bay (Onondaga Lake Park)

About the Event

Food, rowing, kayak and paddle-board competitions, water entertainers, music, crafts and more!

Athletes will compete in a nostalgic regatta – master & juniors rowers in a USRowing Registered Regatta, plus corporate teams, individual kayakers and paddle-boarders and new to the event Dragon Board races. Live mermaids, on-water entertainment, cooking competitions, live music, a kids zone with rides, yoga, barre & hit exercise classes, a “Crew-Fest”- craft beer tasting event, entertainers and more, all in a free, relaxed, shady, lakeside venue.

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See what they had to say about the event.

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A list of what’s going on at this
fun two-day event.

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Times for when the rowers
and paddlers compete.

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See where everything is going to be
at the event by looking at the map.

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The kids zone features inflatable
slides and other fun.

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Sample a new craft beer at the
top of every hour.

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A sneak peak of all the
musicians at this year’s event.

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A detailed description on what
the cooking competition is all about.

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An enclosed area brought to you
by the Onondaga Lake Clean Up Team.

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Relax lakeside and take part
in this yoga program.

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Looking for a great workout?
Here’s your chance.

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Classes will focus on challenging
mind and body.

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Learn about a Syracuse legacy and
the event’s signature cocktails.

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Your child could win $1000
if their masterpiece is chosen!

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WIN $1000



Rowers and paddlers from all over the Northeast will compete for two days in the most unique event this summer in Central New York.

The 2nd Annual Onondaga Cup is now open for registration. The two day regatta will host corporate sponsored, masters, open and junior rowing teams as well as independent kayakers (competitive & recreational) and paddle boarders (competitive & recreational) and they will compete over the two day event. The kayaking and paddle board races are open to anyone over age 18. Registration is first come, first serve basis.

Learn how to row and compete against
other CNY companies.

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Row against other businesses
throughout the Northeast!

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Compete for the cup against the
best of the best from the Northeast

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Compete for the cup with
either a team of 4 or 8.

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These races include all levels of
expertise and board lengths

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These races are open to all levels
of experience in different categories

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Sign up for this new form
of paddling which includes 4 people.

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Compete in 1 or 2 person
canoe races.

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Competitors can utilize onsite ergs and
warm up tips from Orange Theory Fitness @ Athlete’s Village

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Come support an event that not only is rich in history, it is also celebrating the renewal of Onondaga Lake.

On June 21, 1952, the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Regatta was held on Onondaga Lake for the first time. For the previous 50 years, it had been hosted primarily on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie.

In June 1978, Syracuse University’s eight-man varsity crew won its first national IRA Championship in half a century in front of a hometown audience at Onondaga Lake. In the 1990s, the IRA Regatta left Onondaga Lake for Camden, N.J.

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Be a part of something great.

Sponsorships ranging from title to kayak race sponsor.

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