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Race The Thames Live

Race the Thames Live '24

Register Your Interest for the Oarsome Challenge 2024

Our biggest and some would say, the best Indoor Rowing Challenge event is back! Sit down and enjoy the ultimate indoor rowing event.

1st March 2024 (to be confirmed), at two locations: London; the Copper Box Arena, AND Leeds, The John Charles Centre for Sport.

Team Native Land, winners '23, in 4hrs 3minutes

You'll only get wet from the sweat down your back as you and your team, of 8, race relay style for 72km, the length of the Tidal river Thames. The event takes part at the same time and venue as one of the largest indoor rowing events on the planet – LYR’s very own NJIRC.

You'll be joined by thousands of young people from all background also discovering the joy and challenge of indoor rowing racing. With live results relayed on big screens and linking the teams from both sites at the end of the event, the event comes to life with hundreds of racers all pitting themselves to reach their best.

Race the Thames format:

  • Teams of 8, 1 rowing machine, 72,402km (The tidal Thames)
  • Team relay format, but the machine doesn't stop.
  • Copper Box Arena, London & John Charles Centre, Leeds.
  • Race to the line or take on the challenge.
NJIRC competition

Sign up a team here!

Team Sport England - fastest mixed team

National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

NJIRC is one of biggest and most inclusive rowing events in the world, you'll have never seen anything like this! The event celebrates the work done by LYR, the charity behind the event, and you'll be fundraising to help us use this great sport and the life skills it nurtures to help more young people find the tools to achieve their potential. Rowing matters! So join us..

Can't make the live event? - Try Race the Thames Virtual

If you want to get involved but can't come to the venue, then check out our Virtual Race the Thames, held at the end of January! An event that's helped thousands get active and bust the winter blues from wherever they are, using any sport! Check out our virtual platform the LYR Arena for more information.

Buy your own Concept 2.

We're selling these machines at a discount to the normal price. We will have Concept 2 rowing machines available after RTTlive (after the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships on 1st March 2024)

Click here to learn more about the Concept 2 rowing machine. The rowing machines will be brand new black Model Ds and come with the standard one year warranty.

You can place your order for a machine now, and then pick it up from the Copper Box Arena.

To order a Rowing Machine, or with any queries, contact us at:

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