Why Do It

Why do the Rowathon?

·         It’s a real challenge – with a real sense of achievement at the end

·         You can do it, regardless of your fitness or ability

·         You’ll meet friendly people from all over Australia (and sometimes the world!)

·         It’s a beautiful place to row

For Beginners

·         Practise your rowing without having to stop & turn around every few kilometres

·         Swap your crew around so no-one gets tired

·         Use the Murray River’s current to help you along the way


For Social Rowers

·         Get a sense of accomplishment from doing something a bit different

·         Have the rowing equivalent of a “golf weekend” away

·         Catch up with friends as you row along, and on the riverbank


For School Rowers (& their Coaches)

·         Have your coaches alongside, & correct your technique immediately, without the interruptions of stopping & turning around

·         Row on still water, without worrying about boat washes and other traffic

·         Build aerobic capacity with long, uninterrupted rowing


For Competitive Rowers

·         Challenge yourself to row well for long distances

·         Improve your aerobic fitness and prepare for the coming season

·         Fit four training sessions into one, concentrated day


For Elite Rowers

·         Set a course record and improve your aerobic fitness at the same time

·         Use the uninterrupted course to do long interval work

·         Improve your mental tenacity by rowing hard for long periods