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All aboard for Boaty McBoat Race 2024!

Calling all runners and volunteers! Get ready to set sail (well, sort of) for the Fulham Running Club's Boaty McBoat Race, our annual 10-mile riverside extravaganza!

This year's race takes place on Sunday 07 July and promises to be a fantastic day for runners and supporters alike.

A Boaty tradition: Celebrating community and competition

The Boaty McBoat Race has become a beloved tradition at Fulham Running Club since its launch in 2017. It wasn't just about creating a race, but about something bigger:

  • Giving back to the running community: Many SW London clubs offer races for FRC members. Boaty was our way of contributing and saying thank you by offering a free race for everyone.

  • Inclusivity in action: FRC prides itself on being welcoming to all runners. Boaty embodies that spirit, proving you can have a fantastic race without a hefty entry fee.

  • Building club spirit: The race is a chance for FRC members to come together, volunteer their time, and create a memorable event for the entire running community.

Race Along the Thames

Runners at the 2023 Boaty McBoat Rac

The Boaty McBoat Race is a scenic 10-mile loop that winds its way along the banks of the River Thames. Here's a quick breakdown:

  • Start & Finish: Craven Cottage (Stevenage Road)

  • Route: Follows the Thames Path on both sides of the river, looping between Chiswick and Putney Bridges.

  • Date: Sunday 07 July

  • Start time: 8:30 am

Important notes for those interested in running:

  • Runners must be 18+ and registered with England Athletics (EA) for insurance.

  • There's a 2-hour cut-off time (approx. 12-minute mile pace).

  • Free to enter, but registration required in advance! (Closing date: 28 June)

  • Race registration opens at 7:30 am, followed by a briefing at 8:20 am.

  • Limited to 150 runners (please let us know if you can't make it after registering).

  • Ready to join the crew? Sign up here!

More than just a race: Be a Boaty Volunteer!

Can't run the race this year? No worries! We're always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make Boaty a success. From marshals and timekeepers to water station heroes and photographers, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Sophie "The Boss" Denman at the 2023 Boaty

Prizes and Sponsors

We're thrilled to offer some fantastic prizes for both runners and volunteers this year:

Runner Prizes:

  • Top 3 Male & Female Finishers

  • All-Runner Draw (Win a pair of running shoes from Sporting Feet!)

Volunteer Prizes:

  • Volunteer of the Day Award

  • All-Volunteer Draw (Win a pair of running shoes from Sporting Feet!)

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors!

  • Russell-Cooke Solicitors: Our lead sponsor, making the Boaty McBoat Race possible year after year.

  • Lofte Physio: Providing physiotherapy support and donating prizes.

  • Sporting Feet: Our local running shoe experts, donating prizes and keeping you on your feet!

Get ready to soak up the sunshine, enjoy the scenic route, and celebrate with fellow runners and volunteers at the Boaty McBoat Race!

Article written by Boaty McBoat Race co-ordinator, Sophie Denman

Volunteers from 2019

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