About LYR and Race The Thames

We’re experts at running the best rowing-based team building events, and Race the Thames Live is our flagship event. The event plays a huge part to support the valuable work LYR does to support young people across the country help our participants, you, to get active, come together and have a great time!

To find out more, please email events@londonyouthrowing.com and we’ll get back to you.

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“Team work makes the dream work - I've seen Race The Thames bring out the best in my colleagues and showcase the best that rowing can be! I’m a huge supporter of LYR and the work they do to help young people fulfil their potential, get active and build life skills…. so get involved and join us on the start line”

Andrew Triggs Hodge

3 time Olympic Gold Medallist

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“With a long chilly January in front of me, I needed to get out and get in trim in preparation for a once-in-a-lifetime diving trip in February. #RTT was a perfect inspiration to get out on my bike on cold winter mornings to train and the event was brilliant. I got to know colleagues from different parts of the group and raised a few pounds for great causes”

Steve Mathieson

Team “Rowing Pains”

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“We did it everyone! What an incredible week. I feel shattered but very happy and extremely proud of the 160 ClearCoursers who all pulled together to make a real impact for LYR. Unfathomable individual performances, alongside togetherness and teamwork, got all of our (virtual) boats over the finish line today. Thank you to everyone who’s taken part and to all who have supported, cheered on, stepped in as substitutes and sponsored the team. I think we’ll need a bit of time to recover, but we’re already looking forward to next year”

Dan Barber

Chief Communications Officer, Clear Course


Doesn’t float your boat?

If you want something office based, or out on the water, check out these other LYR events.

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Centurion Corporate Challenge

The ultimate 1 day challenge - can your team take on 100km non-stop and triumph? Scheduled to suit you, rowing machine provided!

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The Oarsome Challenge

Paddle through London from Greenwich to Chiswick and see the city from a unique angle. No rowing experience necessary. Runs each July.

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Olympic Team Building

Bring your team together with bespoke packages of rowing, kayak, SUP and more at our base on the Olympic Park. Year round.