As part of the Totally Thames Festival the Great River Race will be run upstream from London Docklands to Ham. The gruelling 21 mile course attracts both the true racer and the leisure rower. Around 330 crews from all over the globe take part – all traditional style with a minimum of 4 oars or paddles and carrying a cox and passenger.

Join all of us from Chiswick Pier Trust and watch the Great River Race from Chiswick Pier on Saturday 9th September. The race begins at Docklands at 12.45 on a “slowest first, fastest last” handicap basis. The first boats should be passing Chiswick Pier by 14.40 with the winner arriving at Ham at around 15.45.

Chiswick Pier is a wonderful vantage point for spectators. Please do come and join us and enjoy the Fullers’ bar and refreshments whilst watching the race. The Pier House and bar open at 1.00.