NJIRC 2024 is almost ready for launch

The event is running in two locations in 2024.

NJIRC LEEDS

23rd February 2024
John Charles Centre for Sport Tennis Centre (map)
Doors open 08:30, First race 10:00

NJIRC LONDON

1st March 2024
Copper Box Arena ,Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (map)
Doors open 08:30, First race 10:00

Click the links below to see the detailed draw and results for each event

Leeds - Draw & Results

London - Draw & Results

Scroll down to access the FAQs, Race Schedule summaries and other key info

Volunteer at NJIRC

We are expecting 2000 young people competing so will need lots of volunteers!

We need volunteers to do everything from photography, to marshalling to supporting the athletes through their tough bit of racing!

Competition is a vital part of helping our young people to learn how to push themselves and feel proud of their achievements.

Contact mhaines@londonyouthrowing.com for more information

Festival of Life Skills

We will be hosting the Festival of Life Skills throughout NJIRC.

The Festival will provide attendees with information on opportunities post schooling and activities to complete when not competing.

We also require volunteers for this section of the event.

Contact rharrisson@londonyouthrowing.com for more information

Merchandise

Get your own NJIRC '24 hoodie or T-shirt and support LYR's work to open up rowing.

NJIRC 24 Online Shop

NJIRC Live

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Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust

The Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust (HRRCT) is the lead sponsor of NJIRC 2022.

HRRCT has supported the competition for a number of years and we are grateful for their continued support. The Trust, funded mainly from donations from Henley Royal Regatta,  encourages and supports young people still receiving education or undergoing training to row or scull. HRRCT funds LYR's Active Row Leeds programme, as well as the "Step Up" coach development programme which is helping to make rowing's workforce more diverse. Other HRRCT funded projects, including Warrington Youth Rowing and Oarsome Chance are competing at NJIRC.

In October 2021, the Trust also staged the "Rocking the Boat 2021" conference, bringing together people from rowing, education and sport for development to discuss how to boost the future of grassroots rowing in the UK.

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Concept 2 Rowing Machine (2021)

Want to own your own Concept 2, the world's leading rowing machine? 

Now you can, thanks to London Youth Rowing, and at a discount to the normal price. 

We will have Concept 2 rowing machines available at the end of the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships on 3rd March 2023

Click here to learn more about the Concept 2 rowing machine. The rowing machines will be brand new black Model Ds and come with the standard one year warranty.

You can place your order for a machine now, and then pick it up from the Copper Box Arena

To order a Rowing Machine, or with any queries, contact us at: events@londonyouthrowing.com

NJIRC 2024 Event Documents

Rules & FAQsSafeguarding PolicyTeam Manager Instructions2024 Race Schedule - London - Final2024 Race Schedule - Leeds - FinalLeeds Travel AdviceLondon Travel AdviceLondon Risk AssessmentLeeds Risk AssessmentPrivacy Notice

About LYR

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History of NJIRC

Take a journey through the NJIRC past

2007
Inaugural NJIRC
840 Participants
Location: Hammersmith Town Hall
The first ever NJIRC! LYR worked with LB Hammersmith and Fulham deliver an event in the borough. The Festival of Sport was only just getting started though... a climbing wall was the only other activity running alongside the rowing!
2008
New Year, New Location!
1100 Participants
Location: Battersea Evolution
Following the success of the inaurural NJIRC, LYR knew the 2008 edition would be bigger and better. We needed a new venue - Battersea Evolution sponsored the event and was our home for the next three years! The new venue helped us take NJIRC to the next level.
2009
NJIRC embraces the Arts!
1500 Participants
Location: Battersea Evolution
In our second year at Battersea, we worked with a local college to bring an artistic flavour to NIJRC. Students at the college painted artworks around the themes of water, youth and teamwork during the day of the event, which were then used as backdrops at the prize-giving
2010
A million light bulbs!
2080 Participants
Location: Battersea Evolution
In our final year at Battersea, we used the million bulb ceiling cloth at the venue to let people know what colour (representing a particular age group) were racing next - nobody had any excuse for missing their race that year!
2011
5 Years Old & Still Growing...
2140 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
As NJIRC turned 5, the event continued to grow. Word was spreading between schools and the rowing community, and more and more groups from outside London wanted to take part. The move up to the Lee Valley Athletics stadium allowed people from all over the UK to drive to the event - it was such a great venue it would be NJIRC's home for the next 8 years!
2012
NJIRC & The Boat Race
3130 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
After many years of talking to the Boat Race, we were delighted to welcome both the Oxford and Cambridge crews from that year's boat race to the event. The Oxbridge rowers helped out on the race floor, gave out medals and cheered on the young people taking part. Two different ends of the same sport, it was brilliant to see them getting involved and providing inspiration for everyone taking part!
2013
NJIRC meets GB Rowing
1850 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
The first edition of NJIRC following the amazing success of the London 2012 Olympics, we were incredibly lucky to welcome members of the GB Rowing Team at NJIRC. The team ran a series of Q&A's for the participants so they could meet their heroes post-London 2012.
2014
Festival feel!
1900 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Now firmly established on the racing calendar, NJIRC continued to develop. Using the space of the Lee Valley venue, we set up a festival feel to the event, with lots of activities alongside the rowing and numerous food trucks. The aim was to give competitors a fantastic day out of school and give the NJIRC the feel of a truly National event.
2015
A sea of rowing machines...
1890 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
As NJIRC continued to develop, for the first time ever we used 120 rowing machines on the race floor. In the new set up, the machines were facing each other giving the event another competitive edge!
2016
10 Up... and Row4Results
1759 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Ten Years Old! To celebrate, for the first time we ran the Row4Results grand finale, funded by Tideway, alongside NJIRC. This additional element to the event was a huge success and helped forge LYR's partnership with Tideway which helped fund the hugely successful 2017-2021 Active Row programme.
2017
The Great Outdoors
1930 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
We continued to develop the outdoor activities running alongside the rowing competition, including activities from the NFL, Triathlon, Cycling Clubs and the ever-popular Smoothie bikes. The space freed up indoors allowed our partners to showcase employment and training opportunities for young people.
2018
Goodbye Lee Valley!
2130 Participants
Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
2018 was NJIRC's final year at Lee Valley! After a brilliant 8 years, it was time to refresh and reboot NJIRC. But Lee Valley went out on a high, with the most participants since 2012 and the biggest and best Festival to date.
2019
Race The Thames!
1950 Participants
Location: Copper Box Arena
After nearly a decade at Lee Valley, NJIRC moved onto the Olympic Park, taking up a long-planned residency at the Copper Box Arena. The new venue gave a "big arena" feel to NJIRC and allowed us to launch the first ever edition of Race The Thames, with 11 corporate teams fundraising to help cover the costs of running NJIRC.
2020
Copper Box Take Two
1987 Participants
Location: Copper Box Arena
NJIRC was again a roaring success in its second year at the Copper Box. Race The Thames continued to grow, with 18 teams raising £30,000 for charity. With covid already looming on the horizon, we were delighted we were able to run the event - NJIRC 2020 was one of the very last rowing events to go ahead before lockdown just a few weeks later.
2021
The first-ever virtual NJIRC...
3500 Participants
Virtual
With the country still emerging from the pandemic, NJIRC 2021 was delayed to May to give time for schools to get (somewhat) back to normal and participants the chance to train for the event. While a challenge, running the event virtually has given us a new way to think about NJIRC and while we plan to be back at the Copper Box in 2022, virtual racing will help us open up NJIRC to ever more young people around the UK!
2022
Second Virtual NJIRC
7000 Participants
Virtual
NJIRC 2022 was once again ran as a virtual event, due to uncertainty about the impact of the Omicron wave of covid. As in the previous year, we used an online “NJIRC Arena” to bring together participants from across the country, with online content including leaderboards showing results and medal winners, content covering career opportunities and life skills from our corporate partners and a Lands End to John O’Groats challenge. The event was a massive success, with 7,382 verified entries from 164 different groups.
2023
NJIRC heads North
3,000 Participants
London & Leeds
For the first time ever, NJIRC runs outside London as part of LYR's commitment to make the event as accessible as possible to young people around the country. NJIRC runs in Leeds and London on the same day, with LYR Founder and President Jim Downing opening the event in Leeds and closing 6 hours later in London!