Great River Race – Saturday 8 September

The Great River Race, London’s river marathon, is a spectacular race for traditional boats up the River Thames, from Millwall to Ham.

It attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who like to win and become the UK Traditional Boat Champions in the process.

A great fun day out for competitors and spectators alike. Boats leave Millwall Dock from 9.50 am and arrive at Ham from 1-3 pm. Find more information on the route of the race here.

This is free event however spectators can book boat tickets if they wish to follow the Race afloat here.


Mothers for Father Thames are rowing to raise money for the Thames Landscape Strategy – set up to conserve, enhance and promote the Arcadian Thames between Weybridge and Kew. If you would like to sponsor them click here and please mention The Great River Race when making a donation .


Watch the video below to see a bird’s-eye fly-through of the course.