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Race The Thames Virtual

Race The Thames Virtual '23

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Race the Thames 2023 is scheduled to take place between the 8th December and 15th December 2023. Join us to bring 2023 to a brilliant finish, getting your team together as we head into the end of the year and taking the chance to support your chosen charity in the run up to the festive season. The best reasons to get involved are:

  • Team building - bring your teams together from across the country or the world. it's amazing to hear the stories of the impact we've had over the last 4 years of running the event.
  • Getting active - the event is great for those who are motivated and active to inspire those who are less active and build teams to make a positive impact for those who are hard to reach.
  • Health and Wellbeing - help your team boost their wellbeing as the winter months close in. We see a massive impact when team captains encourage and sometimes cajole those who are struggling with the winter months to get active and into a positive social group no matter where they are.

This will be our 4th Race the Thames Virtual, with over 300 teams that have entered over the years, fundraising over £300,000 for over 60 amazing causes to date.

Join the community reinventing rowing!

The event overview is:

  • Get a team of 8 to 'race' the Thames using any sport over the week.
  • There are two challenge distances - Race The Thames Source to Sea, 346km long and Race The Tidal Thames, 72km.
  • Participants can run, cycle, row, ski, trampoline, weight lift, etc... just let us know what you are looking to do, and we will calibrate your results
  • Indoors or outdoors, from anywhere in the world.
  • Submitting scores is easily accessible, just a simple online form.
  • The whole event comes to life on the LYR Arena (Link below) with the leader boards, map, media and highlights videos.
  • There is a race event for those with rowing machines: 72km in a day.

Fundraise targets and costs;

  • We ask that crews fundraise a minimum of £500 per team.
  • Rowing clubs and other charities can buy places for £250 per team
  • International crews can enter for £250 per team
  • Teams all under the age of 18 enter for free, and are encouraged to bring an adult team.

The deadline to enter is 6th December 2023.

Click here to Enter Your Team

Check out the race platform from our last event here at

You can learn more about Race The Thames and how it works by looking over the Event Documents below

A. Race The Thames Rules & FAQs

B. Health & Safety Notice

C. Safeguarding Notice

D. Privacy Notice

E. Online Fundraising Set Up Guide

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