The Race attracts crews from across the UK and beyond.
Over 3,000 women come to race, from Olympic Champions to the very best beginners.
The Prizegiving is held on Race day. Crews and their supporters are encouraged to celebrate in the local rowing clubs. Since 2014 it has been held near the
finish in Putney.
Over 200 volunteers and officials give their time and expertise to the help make the Race possible. It wouldn’t happen without you.
In the hour before the Race over 300 crews will gather along the rivers edge. At the witching hour each crew will turn in order, crossing the start line every 5 seconds.
In 2012 the race was run on a neap tide with 288 crews completing the course. A headwind at Harrods tested the tenacity of the even the hardiest crews.
The same year as Amy Johnson becomes the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and the great depression starts to bite across the world.