Newnham Head

Newnham Head will take place on Saturday, February 4th 2023. 

Results can be found here. Times and category winners are now confirmed.

Popularly known as the ‘friendliest race on the Cam’, Newnham Head is a timed head race held in Lent Term. We are open to senior 8+, 4+ and 4x crews from College and CRA clubs.

The event is a timed head race from the A14 ‘motorway bridge’ to the railway bridge, a distance of approximately 2km.

Entries are now closed, and here the link to the provisional draw can be found here.

For reference, you can find our marshalling instructions for the 2023 Newnham Head below as well as the race regulations.

College crews who would like to row-through between divisions, please book a slot on this spreadsheet by Wednesday 1st February. There is more info on the spreadsheet about when and where to marshal. 


For enquiries, please email the Regatta Secretary (Emma Gough) at

For updates, follow the Facebook event page for Newnham Head at