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Race The Thames Live

Race the Thames Live '23

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

3rd March 2023, at two locations: London; the Copper Box Arena, AND Leeds, The John Charles Centre for Sport.

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.

With the event coming to Leeds this marks a big step in LYR's national ambition to spread the benefits of rowing to more people who don't have access to a sport that would make a difference to them. By entering and supporting LYR, you'll be help us make this difference - and at the same time be part of a great team building event, for your and your colleagues.

NJIRC is one of biggest and most inclusive rowing event 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...

Sign up a team here!

If you want to get involved but can't come to the venue, then check out our Virtual Race the Thames! 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.

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