1st - 30th May 2022
The Big Row celebrates inclusive rowing initiatives across the UK, led by clubs, schools and organisations. In July 2021 we had our launch event that raised a staggering Â£30,000 with communities up and down the country coming together and as one giant Big Row crew.
As a group we aim to collectively row the circumference of the world - 40,075km while raising funds to open up our sport to be more accessible to all.
We are inviting all rowers across the country... you can take part from your club, school, university, gym or at home, on water or on a rowing machine.
What are we raising money for?
The funds go to inclusive rowing initiatives - introducing rowing to people currently underrepresented in the sport. This could be a state school project for children in communities who could benefit most, or a community initiative to encourage people with disabilities to try rowing, or funding adaptive equipment that means someone can row that otherwise would not be able to.
To help grow the sport
We know you love rowing and so do we! However rowing needs to be more diverse. So let's promote the inclusive projects already out there, create more awareness in the media and get more people involved!
To promote your club
By signing up for The Big Row, we will promote your club. During the Big Row month Love Rowing will showcase inclusive rowing projects across the country. If you are already running an inclusive programme, please get in touch as we would love to highlight your brilliant work.
To give back
Because we all care! Seeing some of the amazing projects already taking place with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who would never have had the opportunity before, is so rewarding.
To get your money back!
All clubs and schools who raise over £500 will be guaranteed 50% of their raised funds back to put towards an inclusive project of theirs.
WIN EVERY WEEK
During the month of The Big Row, we will have competitions and give-aways every week! Keep an eye out on social for our competitions! Follow us @BRCF_loverowing
We will be awarding:
The club with the most kms clocked during the week
We will award the club with the biggest distance posted
The best crew selfie or photo
Take a photo of you and your crew and you might just WIN! We will pick a winner at random.
The best dressed crew/team
This could be fancy dress, it could be smart dress -perhaps you have a posh dinner at the club or it could be the best lycra in the country.. in your opinion! :)
The club/team who raises the most during the week
A final push in our last week to see how much all our teams can raise for some wonderful causes)
THE BIG ROW LAUNCHES AT BUCS ROWING REGATTA | May 2022
We kicked off The Big Row with a launch at BUCS Rowing Regatta on Sunday 1st May in Nottingham. Thank you to all the students who participated in our 100m spring challenge and signed up to The Big Row!
We had a great time meeting you all!
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK | 9-15 May
This is an annual event and an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. We would love to hear your stories and how rowing has helped you in your life.
Please tag us in your pics or get in touch with Sally (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7 ACTIVITIES IN 7 DAYS | 16 - 23 May
Stuck for ideas on what your challenge could be? The ideas below might help you! We would love you to join the activities.
OUR BIG ROW FOCUS WEEK! | 16 - 22 May
16TH - Motivational Monday
It's Monday and it's sometimes hard to get going! Start the week with a Zoom Ergos Session and donate to The Big Row!
18TH - Wellness Wednesday
Aaaaand relax...Join a yoga session specifically designed for rowers, led by Kara Wirt. Please make a small donation to join the session on the link given when you register.
6:15pm for 6:30pm start: 7:15pm
SIGN UP HERE
19TH - Rowing Versus Gymnastics
GB Rowers go up against GB Gymnasts in a sports challenge. Donate and vote on who you think will win! You will have until the end of the month to find out who the winners are!
20TH - Fancy Dress Friday
Row with fancy dress and post your miles and share a photo on social tagging us - There is a prize for the best fancy dressed crew
21ST - Cake Sale Saturday
Can your club run a bake sale to raise some funds? It's a simple and great way to raise money... and who doesn't like cake? Let's try to get the whole country selling cakes today!
22ND - Sunday Funday
Sunday is family time. Can you get together with your family members young and old and create a challenge? Big or small, everything helps.
And if that's not enough... we have also got 7 workouts in 7 days you complete every day this week. Keep an eye out on our social channels for the daily workout.
THE BIG ROW UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE! | 16-22 May
If you would like to be in with a chance to win a signed piece of GB kit, all you need to do is sign up and log your distance from the 16th to 23rd May. The university with the most mileage wins the signed kit but most importantly, you will be crowned The Big Row University Challenge Winner!
Sign up to The Big Row and list your team as a university and you will be automatically entered.
NATIONAL SCHOOLS REGATTA | 28 - 29 May
To close off the month of The Big Row, the Love Rowing team will be fundraising at National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake.
We will be there with more information on our projects and the impact we have made so you can see how far your money goes. It's also a chance for you to take part in our sprint challenge and the chance to WIN some amazing prizes!
ZOOM ERGOS SESSIONS
THE BIG ROW SESSIONS:
Monday 9th May: 6:30pm for 6:40pm start: 7:15pm
Tea on Towpath Talks: Zoom Ergos impact for The Big Row 1/2
The GORSE ACADEMY in Leeds In this session, you will hear from Ciaran Longmore at The Gorse Academy who will talk about their school academy rowing programme and the impact the recent donation from Love Rowing has had on the students.
RECORDING AVAILABLE TO WATCH on zoomergos.com
Monday 23th May: 6:30pm for 6:40pm start: 7:15pm
Tea on Towpath Talks: Zoom Ergos impact for The Big Row 2/2
Zoom Ergos fundraising has already been put to work in some amazing projects around the UK. During these sessions, Sally Corander - Director of Love Rowing will be introducing some of the projects and hearing directly from the project coaches about the activities and immediate impact already experienced. Judith Packer will be helping to field questions and open up discussion.
Register for the sessions on zoomergos.com
Send this across to your club members or friends to join.
You can even print and put up in the club to encourage more team members for your club!
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