Get your crew, it's time to hit the river. Race to the finish line on the River Tyne to be named BUCS champions.

The BUCS 4s and 8s Head race returns to Newcastle and Gateshead for 2020. 


The Organising Committee is monitoring the current conditions and the forecast for Newcastle for 22/23 February as well as travel conditions for Friday 21 February, and after the event. A decision regarding the running of the event will be announced by midday on Thursday 20 February at the latest.

Schedule change: 
Championship and Intermediate crews will race on Saturday 22 February over 5,000m.
Beginner crews will race over 3,000m on the Sunday.

This year the BUCS 4s and 8s Head Race is supported by Rupert & Buckley.