Ways to Participate

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Kayak/Canoe
Rowing
Paddle Boarding

Kayak/Canoe

Whether you decide to race it or just challenge yourself over the distance, join our community of thousands of paddlers to take on 12 miles on this iconic waterway. K1, K2, K4 and C2 all welcome. Due to the distance, it is strongly advised that all participants train before taking on this challenge. Please note, absolute beginners are not permitted for safety reasons.

To put in to context the challenge you are taking on, below is a guide of how long it may take you to paddle 12 miles according to your level of experience:

DistanceNoviceIntermediateAdvanced
12 miles3hrs - 3hrs 30mins2hrs 30mins - 3hrs2hrs - 2hrs 30mins

To allow the river to re-open to normal traffic, cut off times will apply as follows:

London Crossing: All participants must be clear of Westminster by 10:00 and off the water by 11:45.
Big Ben: All participants must have turned at Westminster before 10:30 and be off the water by 12:15. 

Full cut off details will be provided to participants in due course.

How to Enter

Places are available through general public entry or through a charity.

Public Place

You will be required to pay for your entry at the point of registration. Entry fees are per vessel as detailed below plus a booking fee - get your friend(s) together and make up a team to share the load in more ways than one!

K1 - £60 / K2 - £96 / K4 - £168 / C2 - £96

Big Ben London Crossing

Charity Place

Visit the charity page and start fundraising for one of our amazing partners.

You will need to contact your chosen charity directly and apply for a place through them. They will then provide you with a link to register with Regatta London.

Charity

Rowing

The first Regatta London welcomes eights, coxed fours and coxed quads (fine and stable / explorer shells) in to this 14 mile challenge. Octos and coastal boats are also welcomed, however please e-mail info@regatta.london prior to entering. This event is for everybody, with male, female and mixed (50/50 M/F) race categories. Other versions of mixed boats are possible, but won't be entered in to the race category. The event trophy goes to the first mixed eight crew.

Rowing clubs can apply for a general public place, otherwise please visit the charity page and fundraise for one of our amazing partners. We welcome seniors, masters and 16+ juniors and all crews must be capable of the full distance and have an experienced, stern loader cox.


All crews must be capable of the full 14 miles distance and have an experienced cox who is suitably authorised by their club or organising group to take a boat and crew onto the river.

To put in to context the challenge you are taking on, below is a guide of how long it may take you to row 14 miles according to your level of experience:

DistanceNoviceIntermediateAdvanced
14 miles2hrs 15 mins - 2hrs 45 mins1hr 45mins - 2hrs 15 mins1hr 15 mins - 1hr 45mins

To allow the river to re-open to normal traffic, cut off times will apply as follows:

London Crossing: All participants must be clear of Westminster by 10:00 and off the water by 11:45.

Full cut off details will be provided to participants in due course.

Rowing clubs can apply for a general public place, otherwise please visit the charity page and fundraise for one of our amazing partners – there are no restrictions on these boats. We welcome seniors, masters and 16+ junior. 

CLUB PLACE

You will be required to pay for your entry at the point of registration. Entry fees are per vessel as detailed below plus a booking fee. Rally your club and get your crew(s) together to share the load in more ways than one!

8's - £62 per participant (£558 per boat)

4's - £62 per participant (£248 per boat)

Crew

CHARITY PLACE

Visit the charity page and start fundraising for one of our amazing partners. 

You will need to contact your chosen charity directly and apply for a place through them. They will then provide you with a link to register with Regatta London.

Charity

Paddle Boarding

An individual challenge that will push you to your physical and mental limits. Regatta London will be offering two events for paddle boarding:

The London Crossing – offers paddle boarders a ground breaking, 12 mile route from Putney to Greenwich, taking in the heart of London. Due to tight cut off times, this is an invitational event strictly limited to elite / highly experienced paddle boarders.

The Big Ben - the iconic Active 360 SUP event returns as part of Regatta London. The Big Ben provides an equally hard challenge on a stunning route from Putney to Big Ben, and back. The 12 mile looped course offers a slightly more relaxed experience, allowing participants to focus on the task in hand. Due to the distance, it is strongly advised that all participants train before taking on this challenge. Please note, absolute beginners are not permitted for safety reasons.

To put into context the challenge you are taking on, below is a guide of how long the 12 mile distance may take may take according to your level of experience:

DistanceNoviceIntermediateAdvanced
12 miles3hrs - 3hrs 30mins2hrs 30mins - 3hrs2hrs - 2hrs 30mins

To allow the river to re-open to normal traffic, cut off times will apply as follows:

London Crossing: All participants must be clear of Westminster by 10:00 and off the water by 11:45.

Big Ben: All participants must have turned at Westminster before 10:30 and be off the water by 12:15. 

Full cut off details will be provided to participants in due course.

How to Enter

Places are available through general public entry or through a charity.

PUBLIC PLACE

The London Crossing and The Big Ben Challenge are now sold out!

If you would like to enter a SUP place, you can still do so for a charity.

Sold Out

CHARITY PLACE

Visit the charity page and fundraise for one of our amazing partners.

You will need to contact your chosen charity directly and register through them.

Charity