During the Easter holidays each year, boat crews from Oxford and Cambridge compete in a race on the River Thames in London. Over the years, this has become an incredibly popular event, with thousands of people lining the banks of the river to watch the race and to cheer on the crews, and many more people watching on TV all around the world. The crews train for this demanding race for months. To find out more about this race, we have included two activities based on the official Boat Race website, http://www.theboatraces.org. You can also watch this year’s race here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDMxxvCXWtI.