Make a splash with oar-some rowing challenge!

Find out how you can get involved in an oar-some rowing challenge.

Join in with #RowBritannia on campus to raise awareness of mental health, fitness and wellbeing

Row Britannia promotional image

Sports and Physical Activity is challenging the University to collectively row 2,020 miles by Saturday 6 June, as part of Row Britannia.

The national initiative, organised by The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT), aims to increase awareness of mental health, fitness and wellbeing, while also raising vital funds for Sport Relief.

We’re launching our challenge on University Mental Health Day – Thursday 5 March – by hosting a #RowBritannia event using indoor rowing machines to start clocking up our miles. The event will take place in the Refectory from 8.30am to 3pm, and will be kicked off by Professor Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, rowing the first mile. 

And you’re invited to take part by rowing as far as you can or by making a donation to the cause. A further session is planned for Friday 13 March.

Can’t make either of these dates? Don’t worry, why not row your mile when you’re next in the gym and let us know by tagging @LeedsSport on social media along with the hashtag #RowBritannia. Why not nominate a mate to row their mile, as well?

And please donate as much or as little as you can on the University’s just giving page.

Posted in: