The Great River Race

 
 
ADDRESS
Ham, Borough of Hounslow, TW10 7RS 
 
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Dates:
Saturday 27th September 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Sat 27 Sep | Start 12.15pm
 
PRICES
FREE for spectators
 
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The Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race covers 21 miles from Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey. 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 300 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 Ham

Ham is a picturesque area of Richmond named after the old English word for 'a place in the bend in the river' as opposed to any porkish pretensions. Most famous for Ham House, a lavish stately home which boasts a statue by (funnily enough) John Bacon the younger in its grounds, Ham and neighbouring Petersham provide a perfect itinerary for a day trip out of central London. More about Ham

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Richmond Tube Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Ham Street
 
0 minutes walk
 
Ashburnham Road
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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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 covers 21 miles from Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey. 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 sem27th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
Ham,   Borough of Hounslow      TW10 7RS
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The Great River Race
event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Rowing
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Saturday 27th September 2014
VENUE  Ham 
Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race covers 21 miles from Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey. 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 sem... More about this event
 
 
 

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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
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Richmond And Twickenham Photographic Society
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2014 

Landmark Arts Centre 20 minutes walk from Ham

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All Creatures Great And Small
Theatre | Until 2nd August 2014 

Richmond Theatre 1.39 miles from Ham

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Theatre | Until 2nd August 2014 

Richmond Theatre 1.39 miles from Ham

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Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Hampton Court Palace 2.9 miles from Ham

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Kew Gardens and Kew Palace Tickets
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Attraction | Next performance 1st August 2014 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 3 miles from Ham

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Barbara Oozeerally: Magnolias
Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2014 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 3 miles from Ham

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2014 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 3 miles from Ham

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Plants, People and the Products of War: a Centenary Tribute
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Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2014 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 3 miles from Ham

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