Captains Updates – Marathon, Safety, Thanksgiving

Updates from Vesper Captains

Hi All,


Please keep in mind that the Philadelphia Half Marathon8k, and Marathon are happening this weekend (Saturday and Sunday - see linked course maps), so there will be road closures along the courses between 6am and 2pm on both days. If you plan to row, we would highly discourage you from driving, as access and parking on Kelly Drive and surrounding areas will be very difficult.


  • The days are getting shorter and darker - please ensure that you have bright lights on both ends of your boat prior to launching
  • It's also getting colder and windier - always check the forecast and use common sense before launching!

Thanksgiving Schuylkill Navy Run

Also remembered that I wanted to add a note about the Schuylkill Navy Run, for anyone who is around on Thanksgiving. Registration is through RegattaCentral and ends today at the lower price (late registration is possible). General info is here: