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University Boat Race

Sunday 2 April 2017, 1.00pm - 6.00pm

One of the world's great sporting traditions with Oxford and Cambridge battling for victory on the Thames. Following on from the tradition started in 2015, the women's race will again take place on the same course as the men's Boat Race.

The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course is 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8 Km long. It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the Thames in South West London. This course was first used for the Boat Race in 1845 and has been used for every race since. The event is a great day out and is watched by thousands along the banks of the Thames.

With Cambridge's win last year, they narrowly lead Oxford by 82 to 79 in the men's race so Oxford will undoubtedly be trying to narrow the gap again this year!

Getting there: The route gets very busy with spectators (especially near the many riverside pubs at Putney, Hammersmith, Barnes and Chiswick). There will also be 'Boat Races in the Park' events in Bishops Park, Fulham and Furnival Gardens, Hammersmith which will feature big screens showing the race. The tube is still the best way to get to and from the course so pick a spot and try to get there early!

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