Date:10 July, 2013

Great River Race

Alpha-1 Awareness is supporting the Great River Race.  Two teams of rowers competing in the event will be wearing our livery to raise awareness of the genetic condition.  The six-oar boats are Thames Waterman’s Cutters most of which are owned by City Livery Companies.

The UK Traditional Boat Championship
21 Miles from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey
Saturday 7th September 2013 
Starting Cannon – 11:40am

The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who like to win. A great fun day out for competitors and spectators alike.

The end of the race is at Ham in Richmond where there will be lots of activities to give everyone a great day out as they await the arrival of the boats to reach the finish line.  Lin Daniels be in Ham, so please make yourself known to her, it is hoped we can have a stand displaying our booklets and leaflets – all to raise awareness of the genetic condition.

Read more at the Great River Race website.  There are excellent pictures on the Thames Traditional Rowing Association website.