The Great River Race
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Ham, Borough of Hounslow, London, TW10 7RS
Tube: Richmond Station
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Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race is bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun. The race is run upstream, starting at Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands and finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham. The extensive 21 mile course takes crews from the industrial cityscape of the 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 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.