What is it?
The Barrier Challenge is an 8.5-mile row on the River Thames with a team of 6 rowers per boat. There can be up to 16 boats per event which makes for a great day out on the water. When is it?
Tuesday 19th May
Where does it happen?
Starting at Woolwich pier, Crossness passing through the Thames Barrier past the 02 Arena with the finish at The AHOY Centre in Greenwich. Do I need to be an experienced rower?
You need no rowing experience – only enthusiasm and determination. As long as you have upper body movement you’ll be able to participate. The minimum age for team members is 12 years old. There’s no maximum age! The AHOY Centre provide training as part of your challenge and is included in the registration fee.
What does AHOY do?
AHOY is a charity offering opportunities and training for disadvantaged young people, at risk vulnerable youth and disabled people. Based in one of London’s most deprived areas they use the medium of rowing, sailing and water-based activities to break down social barriers and innovative training as a route into employment. Find out more at https://www.ahoy.org.uk/whatwedo/faqs-the-ahoy-centre/ Fundraising
AHOY asks every team to commit to raising a minimum target of £2000 when taking up the challenge. The money received through the Oarsome Challenges provides vital funding for AHOY that enable them to deliver life-changing training, courses and programmes. Find out more here: https://www.ahoy.org.uk/rowing-challenges/