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The Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of 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 entrants to a massive 330 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, finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham.

 

About Ham House

Perched on the edge of the River Thames, this 17th-century Stuart mansion combines extensive formal gardens with a lavish interior that belies the house's historical significance. In 1626 Ham House became the property of William Murray, a lifelong supporter of Charles I, and thus emerged as a hotbed of Civil War politics and Restoration court intrigue. More about Ham House

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Underground Stations

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Richmond Tube Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Twickenham Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
St Margarets Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Ham Street
 
0 minutes walk
 
Ashburnham Road
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Great River RaceThe Great River RaceThe Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo2016-09-03T00:00:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Rowing
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Saturday 3rd September 2016
VENUE  Ham House 
Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo... More about this event
 
 
 

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