Frequently asked questions

Q: I’m not a member of a gym. Can I still enter?
A: Yes – we have rowing machines available for the public to use at Fitness Matters, Exeter.

Q: How much do I need to raise for the charity?
A: The minimum we would like you to raise if you enter the challenge to row with us is £25.

Q: Do I have to raise money if I enter the challenge and row?
A: If you can fundraise then great but you don’t have to. All you need to do is register your Virgin Money Giving account and deposit the £25 entry fee. Then let us know the distance you plan to row, and get rowing!

Q: How many metres do I have to pledge?
A: You have a choice here. The minimum suggested distance is 31,000m. That is 1000m a day, about 4-5 minutes of rowing depending on your speed. For more experienced rowers, or those after a bigger challenge there are higher brackets to choose from also.

Q: How long will my exact daily distance take me to row?
A: It will depend on how much you wish to challenge yourself. To work out how long different distances will take you at your chosen speeds use this online pace calculator.

Q: Where do I register how many metres I have chosen to row?
A: You can register here.


Log in to start clocking your miles!

This year we are happy to announce an online platform on which you can log in and upload the miles you've rowed so we can keep our map up-to-date.