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The Boat Race is an annual contest between rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities that takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in south west London between Putney and Mortlake.
The first Men's Boat Race took place in 1829 in Henley on Thames following a challenge between old school friends. Since the second Race in 1836 the contest has taken place in London. The first Women's Boat Race took place in 1927 and moved to the Championship Course in 2015.
The Boat Race is one of the biggest free sporting events in London and can be easily viewed along the riverbank such as at Putney, Hammersmith, Barnes or Chiswick.
The Boat Race Fan Parks in Bishop's Park, Fulham and Furnivall Gardens, Hammersmith feature big screens, street food, bars and will be selling Official Boat Race Merchandise.