The Boat Race
This event ends on: 02/04/2017
World famous sporting event between Oxford and Cambridge, first held in 1829. The 4 ¼ mile Thames course from Putney to Mortlake is over three times as long as the Olympic course. This is as British a sporting occasion as you will ever see as the two university crews battle it out to the roars of the crowds lining the river banks. Cambridge lead the series with 82 victories to Oxford’s 79, with one dead-heat in 1877. The Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. More details.