The Big Row is the new annual fundraiser for Love Rowing, helping to share the incredible benefits of rowing to wider and more diverse groups around the UK. As one giant rowing crew, we’re going to be trying to row from London to Tokyo and then back to Paris - a whopping 19,271 km in total - celebrating the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games.
You can choose your own challenge. It could be time or distance based, individual or with your crew/ club mates, over one day or a full week, on water or indoor. If you’re feeling brave you could even target a record attempt! You can take part at home, online, in school or at your club or gym.
Whatever you decide for your challenge, you can then raise funds through sponsorship using your personalised fundraising page and help more people experience the benefits of rowing.
Getting started is simple:
Click register and setup your own jazzy fundraising page
Set yourself a fundraising and rowing target
Share your personal fundraising page with your friends, family and crewmates
Enjoy bashing out your rowing target and clocking it up!
Even better if you are part of a club, you can help them become more inclusive too: 50% of funds raised by British Rowing affiliated clubs that take part in The Big Row, incl. gift aid, will be returned to them, in the form of a grant, to create a new Inclusive Club Fund aimed at supporting inclusive rowing activity within the club. For more details please see our FAQs.
Once you're signed up, don't forget to order your stash and your medal! Click the links below:
When does the challenge take place?
Monday 28 June to Sunday 4 July.
What is the challenge?
You can choose your own challenge. It could be a time or distance based, individual or with your crew/ club mates, over one day or a full week, on water or indoor. If you’re feeling brave you could even target a record attempt! You can take part at home, online, in school or at your club or gym.
Some examples of challenges include:
If you are new to rowing why not set yourself the challenge of rowing every day for one week, on or off water.
If you are more experienced, you could aim to row a marathon (42k) in a week.
Or why not get together with your crew/ club mates and set a distance target such as London to Paris (344km).
Can I take part if I don’t row?
Yes, everyone is welcome to participate. Please choose an alternative activity and record your distance in the same way that you would if you were rowing. Examples of other activities include walking, running, cycling and swimming but the choice is yours!