The Great River Race is an annual competition that is held on London’s River Thames. This is a river marathon for any type of traditional styled coxed boat that is propelled by oars or paddles. The 34-kilometer course passes under 11 of London’s bridges, attracting over 330 crews with 2000 participants from all over the globe.
In 2017, the Kuwait Crew made history by being the first and only team from the Middle East to take part in The Great River Race. This year once again, these dedicated recreational rowers have worked hard and invested long hours of their leisure time into training so that they can once again proudly raise Kuwait’s flag on the River Thames.
Kuwait’s Gig Rowers have two crews in this year’s race, so two boats will carry the Kuwaiti flag. Additionally, they are proudly celebrating another first with Kuwait’s Mona Al-Rashed, who will be the first Arab woman to cox (captain) a crew through this mighty race.
Tens of thousands of spectators line the course; the Kuwait Gig Rowers would love to hear your cheering support.