Saturday 25th April 2020
In aid of
In association with
The Club’s annual "Rowathon" takes place at The Athlete Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford. This year the event will be staged on Saturday 25th April 2020, start time 10am.
Rowathon features teams of four, rowing on static Concept 2 rowing machines over a half-marathon [21 kilometres] distance.
Each year since 2013, we have recruited teams from local Oxford companies. With the invaluable support and help of The Athlete Centre, at Osney Mead, Oxford, some very successful days have raised over £25,000 for a number of Oxford-based charities.
In 2020 this fun day will be held in aid of PARKINSON'S UK Oxford Branch and DOWNS SYNDROME Oxford,
Rotary Club of Oxford North's chosen charities of the year, and other Rotary charities in Oxford.
We request each team to obtain sponsorship, to pay for their entry-fee of £400 for each team entered, and also to raise additional funds for our charities - although participants may also raise money for their own nominated charity.
The 2019 corporate winners were VSL and partners. The event also featured Indian Ocean Rowers, a team of guys who in June 2018, rowed from Australia to Mauritius (that's 6000km!) in just over 60 days.
To see a short film of what happens (this from our 2015 event courtesy of Blake Morgan), click HERE.
Ahead of 2019, Martin Cowell from Projects Committee, Rotary Club of Oxford North, and James Shields from The Athlete Centre spoke to "This is Oxfordshire TV" about Rowathon for charity.
Thank you for joining us for a great day of fun, and contributing to our very worthwhile cause.