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2024 San Diego Pride Sprints
Sunday June 2 – 11:00am – 2:00pm

Rowing is for every body

Pride Sprints is an inclusive, open lineup 500m dash regatta, for athletes of all ages, ability levels and gender identifications. Run in conjunction with National Learn to Row Day, Pride Sprints offers rowers a way to celebrate newcomers to the sport in a fun, community-driven regatta format.

San Diego Pride Sprints was created by San Diego Crew Classic Executive Director, Bobbie Smith, in 2023. Her vision for the regatta included it being a space for all rowers to enjoy time on the water together without the traditional restrictions for lineup building in play. Any rower is welcome to participate in Pride Sprints, and they can sit in any boat. Competitors may line up against different boat classes and/or disciplines, and race simply for the sake of racing.

Proceeds from Pride Sprints benefit the Trevor Project, the world’s largest nonprofit suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth.


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Why Pride Sprints Matters

In lieu of registration fees, we ask that participants make a donation to our fundraiser for the Trevor Project .

The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide in LGBTQ+ youth. Trevor provides 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention resources via web, email, chat, text, or phone. They also provide community and fellowship for LGBTQ+ individuals through their online platforms.

  • LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers (Johns et al., 2019; Johns et al., 2020).
  • The Trevor Project estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth (13-24) seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S. — and at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds.
  • The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found that 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.

Showing up for our community

  •  Having at least one accepting adult can reduce the risk of a suicide attempt among LGBTQ young people by 40 percent.
  • LGBTQ youth who live in a community that is accepting of LGBTQ people reported much lower rates of attempting suicide than those who do not.