Welcome TRR Vendors
The TRR Committee welcomes vendors in the rowing community who wish to set up a
tent at our regatta. We provide ample space directly adjacent to the
boathouse where rowers and guests are concentrated. For those who cannot
attend, we also offer advertising on our two web sites and ad space in our Event
Program at very affordable rates.
The regatta itself brings over 300 boats to the Merrimac River for a great
day of racing and fun like only rowing people know how to have fun.
Accompanying those boats are the competitors that row them, and a few thousand
friends and family, all within a 100 yard radius of where we locate the vendor
area next to the boathouse.
If you can't make it to the regatta, then we have made it very economic for
you to advertise on our two rowing web sites and in the TRR Event Program.
Our web sites generate highly qualified traffic from the rowing community, and
we especially see a distinct peak in traffic on the days before and after the
TRR -- keep this in mind as you consider whether spending some of your
advertising money with us is worth your while.
Please review the information below, and if you have any questions at all,
don't hesitate to contact us for a fast and thorough response. Our email
address for vendor relations is located at the bottom of this page.
10'x10' or 10'x20', write to us if you need special accommodations or a
ad, small (125x125 max)
ad, large (500x125 or 125x500 max)
Program (we print and distribute 1,000 programs on the day of the
small ad, $25 off
large ad, $25 off
Details on Tents
- We mark off the area directly downriver of the boat house on the night
before the regatta, you can set up your tent usually as early as the
Saturday afternoon prior to the regatta. The tents are all in the
final 1000m of the race course and offer a great location near the rowers,
guests and normal pedestrian traffic that is popular along this stretch of
- There is ample curb-side parking for drop-off and pick-up of your
materials. We're not sure how long you can keep your vehicle there,
but last year there was no issue leaving your vehicle near your tent.
- Locations will be assigned starting closest to the boathouse, in order of
receipt of payment. If you wish to pay on the day of the regatta,
please send us an email so that we will reserve a spot for you.
- Note that we do NOT provide the tent, only the space. If you need a
space larger than 10'x20', please let us know in your e-mail reservation.
- We expect to have a security guard patrolling the boathouse area
overnight, but we cannot be responsible for any materials that you leave
unattended at any time.
- Payments must be made by check payable to Textile River Regatta
Committee, and payment is due no later than the morning of the regatta.
Details on Web Advertising
- Our two websites, www.textileriverregatta.org
each generate a substantial amount of qualified traffic from the rowing
community. The TRR web site typically has most of its activity in the
days surrounding the TRR, while the MRRA web site is spread more evenly
during all of the warm weather months. The following statistics might
help you decide if a web site ad on our sites is worthwhile for you:
-- Total hits during the two months of Sep and Oct, 2004 were 120,565
coming from a total of 5,731 unique visitors. We do expect of
course that many visitors from September are the same as those counted
in October as competitors return to the site in early October to check
- The www.merrimackrowing.org
web site generated total hits of 3.9 million from 15,000 unique visits
during the period Oct 2004 through Sep 2005. This site serves the
rowing community in the Merrimac River region on a much wider scale, with the most activity coming during the warm weather months
from April through October. This site does generate some peak
traffic in July when the MRRA runs its annual Festival
Regatta which normally hosts over 400 boats in a wide range of
- YYour web ad will be prominently displayed in the left menu column as shown
on this page and all other pages on the web site. A small ad is
considered no larger than 125 pixels square (the size of the LHS Pogies ad
shown at left) and a large ad may be 500x125 or 125x500. For
horizontal ads, we reserve the right to locate them in a way that doesn't
dramatically alter the look or flow of content of the site, but we will make
every attempt to locate such ads above the fold.
- If you have a particular image that should be used, send a link to that
image in an email. If you don't have a preference, we'll take the
likeliest image from your web site and create the ad and link for you.
In either case, be sure to specify the URL where you want the click to go --
some people prefer to have a special landing page on their site when a
click-thru comes their way.
- If there is significant response to these advertising offers, we will evenly
distribute the ads across all of the web pages on both web sites. So
we are not guaranteeing that your ad will appear on every web page, but we
are guaranteeing that you will be represented fairly and that we do expect
every significant page on our sites to contain ads in the left margin.
We will also alter the order of the ads on each page so that your ad isn't
always at the top or the bottom.
- Your ads will run for a full calendar year from early September through
early September of the following year.
Event Program Ads
- We have limited space available in our TRR Event Program on a first-come
first-served basis. If you don't specify otherwise, we will use the
obvious image from your web site and show that image along with your company
name and web site in the ad.
- In 2004, we printed and distributed 1,000 event programs free of charge to
participants and guests. We expect to do this every year. In the
event that finances prohibit this or that our allocation of ad space in the
program is exhausted, we will offer you the choice of a refund or exchange
the $50 for an extra year of web site advertising./li>
- No exceptions: You must let us know if you want an Event Program ad
no later than two weeks before the regatta date.
How To Order
- We try to make it as simple as possible for you in all respects.
- If you would like to set up a tent at the regatta, send your check or
money order to the address below. If you wish to pay on the day of the
regatta, send us an email to reserve your space.
- For web site and Event Program ads, send your check or money order to the
address below, or send an email and we'll get started. If you have
specific artwork you would like us to use, mention that in the email.
PLEASE MOVE QUICKLY: We acknowledge that we are late with this
correspondence, and we have certain lead time requirements to get your ads
onto the web sites and into the programs. Please help us with this by
letting us know as soon as you can about your intentions. We promise
to give you better notice next year.
- If you wish to pay on regatta day, please send an
email and clearly mention in the email if you wish to (a) rent tent space,
(b) place a web ad and/or (c) place an ad in the Event Program.
Payments and Correspondence
Make your check or money order payable to:
Textile River Regatta Committee
Send your check or money order to:
Textile River Regatta Committee - VENDORS
P.O. Box 1493
Lowell, MA 01852-1493
To send us an email and reserve your tent space or to sign up for a web ad or
Event Program ad, or if you have any vendor-related questions, please send all
email correspondence to:
We thank you in advance for your support of the TRR, the MRRA, UMass/Lowell Crew
and LHS Crew. We are
non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing, and your
support of our efforts makes this possible. And as we did last year,
the TRR will be making two $500 donations to the TRR Charities -- this year we
have selected the Lowell House of Hope and the Red Cross as the two worthy
recipients. Your support of the TRR helps us to support those of far