The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, is a spectacular boat race on the River Thames. In this annual event, traditional boats with every level competitor race up the River Thames from Millwall in the east to Ham in the west. The Boat Race is truly something to behold and it attracts over 300 crews from all over the world. The competitors range from those who are participating for fun, fancy dress and charity, as well as those more serious sportspeople competing for the chance to become the UK Traditional Boat Champions.
The race is a great day out for those competing and spectators alike. To soak up the best excitement and atmosphere, spectators should head to the riverside between Richmond and Ham House for approx. 3.40pm, as the winners are making their way cross the line and the atmosphere of the crowd is electric. For more information on the Great Race River or for information on how to enter the race please click here.