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News - 7th October 2020

Ready, steady, row!

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Looking for a new fitness goal with a difference? Time to roll up your sleeves for an oar-some challenge.

 

This month we are delighted to launch our latest virtual challenge: Rowing for Research, the perfect way to stay fit while raising vital funds for dementia research. Not to mention a great way for you, as runners, to cross train and help stay injury-free.

 

Even if you are new to rowing you can join in – you can complete the challenge on an indoor rowing machine, out on the water, or even on a paddleboard, a kayak, a canoe – tailor it to your ability and your interests!

 

Rowing for Research runs until November 30 and there are three challenges to choose from:

-        122km, the equivalent of 2km a day in October and November;

-        340km or the equivalent of the famous Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race 50 times;

-        A distance of your choice.

 

By getting sponsored to do it you can help dementia researchers make groundbreaking discoveries.

 

When you sign up to the Rowing for Research challenge, you can create your own supporter page where people can see your progress and sponsor them.

 

Complete the challenge your way: split up your target distance into whatever chunks you like and clock up the kilometres anywhere you like.

 

Raise £200 or more and you will receive a Rowing for Research medal!

 

Rowing for Research follows in the footsteps of the charity’s other popular virtual sporting challenges – Running Down Dementia, Cycling Down Dementia, Swimming Down Dementia, the Treble Challenge and the virtual ARUK Explorer challenge – which together have raised over £2million for dementia research to date.

 

Sign up today at www.rowingforresearch.org.

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