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The Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way along the Thames to the idyllic semi-rural Richmond shores. Since launching in 1987, entries have snowballed from a mere 72 entrants to a massive 330 boats carrying over 2,000 competitors, racing for 35 trophies. Festivities along the river at Richmond will begin at noon with live music, a children's beach, donkey rides and food and drink stalls, finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham.

 

About River Thames

The River Thames, part of the longest river in England, is the waterway that winds its way through the centre of the capital. Once a bustling trade route bringing foreign trade to the city, it's now more commonly used for recreational purposes and the non-conformist commmuter. More about River Thames

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Pimlico Tube Station
 
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St James's Park Tube Station
 
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17 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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11 minutes walk
 
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16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
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The Great River RaceThe Great River RaceThe Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo2017-09-09T00:00:00+01002017-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Rowing
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Saturday 9th September 2017
VENUE  River Thames 
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