The Centurion Challenge is the brand new annual event from LYR!

Where: Rowing clubs across the country 

 When: 12th September, 2021

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Celebrating and supporting the transformative impact of rowing. Local clubs in the UK are taking on the Centurion Challenge for their community project!

One person at each club will attempt to row 100km.

What does a 100km row mean? A training Olympian wouldn’t try this! It will take between 10 and  12 hours to complete, this is certainly not a jog in the park!

The Centurion Challenge is not a race, it is a commitment to support your community by doing  something extraordinary. The real winners are the people who benefit from the programmes we help fund.

The Centurion Challenge is inspired by Lucy from Tees, who on the 12th June rowed 100km from Boston RC to Lincoln and back. 

Lucy is no ordinary person: an ex-overweight trucker and diagnosed with MS 15 years ago. Rowing is her vehicle to help aid her recovery, before long she was hooked and started taking on rowing marathons – now she’s a stalwart for Tees RC.   

With the help of LYR and Andy Triggs-Hodge, Lucy raised money for the Boston Rowing Community Project to fund a rowing programme for the pupils of Haven High School. She inspired donations from local rowers and businesses alike to fund this exciting programme, for which we’re all hugely grateful. 

The Centurion Challenge has been created to give a platform to the rowers like Lucy and celebrate what she, and the many people like her do for rowing and the communities who participate. 

LYR believes that the rowing community is like no other. We are dedicated to finding new, innovative and exciting ways to grow and develop the sport, while helping add value to clubs' outreach programmes across the UK.

The Centurion Challenge will take place on the 12th Sept 2021 and we're already working with a number of clubs from across the country for the inaugural edition and we would love for your club to put your best person forward!

We'll be announcing the list of official participants taking on the Centurion Challenge, and their respective clubs, and if you and your club want be part of the Centurion Challenge then please fill out this form.

Remember if you miss out for 2021 we'll certainly be in touch regarding 2022.

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