London Youth Rowing open entries for Race the Thames virtual 2022

Now in its fourth year, Race the Thames is back and it’s bigger than ever in 2022. Open to teams of up to eight, you can enter Race the Thames now!

Hosted by London Youth Rowing, Race the Thames had over 180 teams who raised a total of £120,000 for 40 different charities at last year’s virtual event during lockdown – and now they’re ready to do it all again!

Beat the winter blues in January 2022 and get your team ready to join in the Race the Thames between the 24-31 January online at the LYR arena. Challenge yourselves or race the River or Tidal Thames, and join the phenomena that is Race the Thames Virtual!

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It’s a great way to motivate your friends and colleagues to be active through the dead of winter. Race the Thames is an online virtual event based on two distances on the River Thames. Teams can choose to ‘race’ or ‘challenge’ either distance of 72km (“Race The Tidal Thames”) or 346km (“Race The
River Thames” Source to Sea) and can choose to complete either distance over the whole week, or a single day within that week.

Teams can be up to eight people including mixed crews, indoors or outdoors, together or from anywhere. Smaller teams are also welcome – previously
people have completed the challenge solo and in pairs. Why not fundraise for London Youth Rowing and a charity of your choice.

Choose your event

EVENT 1 – Challenge the River Thames: Row, Run or Cycle 346km in a week – fundraiser

EVENT 2 – Race the Tidal Thames: Row 72km in a day – buy in price.

The event will be hosted on the LYR Arena, a virtual platform where all team scores are collected from around the world, and presented on the live map, leader board, and hosting an open zoom channel of live racers, with all the stories to motivate and inspire.

The best virtual team event from Lockdown ‘21 Check out the highlight videos here: 180 teams raising £120,000 for 40 charities including LYR.

Inspiring crews will be invited to NJIRC at the Copper Box Arena to compete in front of the most incredible youth indoor rowing event in the world in March.

How to enter

Team entries will close at 5pm on 19th January 2022.
Participants must be registered by 5pm on 20th January 2022.

Find out more and book your spot here.

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