80th Women's Head of the River This Weekend

2,500+ athletes to race from Mortlake to Putney

image: British Rowing

This Saturday (7 March) over 2,500 athletes will race the 80th Women’s Eights Head of the River from Mortlake to Putney. This is the largest women’s rowing race in the world and attracts crews from across the UK and Europe.

The 2020 Women’s Eights Head of the River Race offers spectators an opportunity to compare the two potential Boat Race crews, with Cambridge University aiming for their fifth consecutive University Pennant, and Oxford University competing in the event for the first time since 2012, ahead of the University Boat Races on Sunday 29th March - the race then starts at Putney and ends in Mortlake.

The race is due to start at 2:30pm, with the victory ceremony taking place at 6:45pm in front of Thames Rowing Club, where the prizes will be presented by 2012 Olympic champion, Sophie Hosking MBE.

Local parking restrictions will be in place.

March 5, 2020