Come along and support your university race down the River Medway!
12.00 – 15.00
Location: The Esplanade, Rochester
Crews from the three universities will tackle a course of approximately 3.3 kilometres, between Cuxton and The Esplanade in Rochester. The best place to view the races is from the part of The Esplanade adjacent to Hathaway Court, ME1 1QL, which also marks the finishing li…ne.
The event opens at 12pm with an opening universities head race; but then the real action starts with the women’s race at 1pm, the men’s race at 2pm and the presentation ceremony is scheduled for 3pm. The women’s race is a Universities at Medway crew versus the University of Kent at Medway while the men’s race is a three way race between Canterbury Christ Church, University of Greenwich and University of Kent.
The race has been organised by Universities at Medway Students’ Association (UMSA), who will also be providing refreshments from a marquee along The Esplanade. There will be live music providing entertainment and also on offer will be free sports massages, free rowing coaching, a Wii tournament amongst other activities.
A special thanks to all of the rowers and Medway Towns Rowing Club who have been training incredibly hard for the last few months and a huge thank you to our three incredible sponsors, Southern Water, The Rochester Bridge Trust and Chatham Maritime Trust.