Rowing against cancer in Hamburg

Rowing against cancer 2020 is cancelled!

Due to the increasingly dynamic development of the corona pandemic, circumstances force us to cancel the charity regatta. The training sessions and the regatta itself would not meet the distance requirements and would therefore be too high a risk, especially for the participating patients. We ask for your understanding and of course hope that you will be back next year, whether as a participant or spectator.

The charity regatta "Rowing against cancer" is an initiative of the "Foundation Living with Cancer". Since 2005, this regatta has been held throughout Germany in cooperation with local rowing clubs and oncological therapy facilities in order to support our patients with sports and exercise programs.

In Hamburg, the regatta is held on the Outer Alster, organised jointly with the Hansa Rowing Society. Every year, up to 75 boats with over 300 participants take part. In 2019 we were already able to celebrate our 10th anniversary in Hamburg – 10 years of rowing pleasure and the desire to help. The city of Hamburg has been involved through the patronage of the Senators of the Interior over the years and has also shown active sportsmanship at the deposit races every year.

Year-round rowing training for cancer patients

Boats made up of patient teams are also included. All year round, the RG Hansa provides coaches and equipment for the training. The day of the regatta is a special experience for everyone, with the selection and deposit races offering a cheerful environment of getting to know each other, competing and enjoying winning.

Further information about the year-round rowing training and the UCCH's sports and exercise program

Small film about the rowing regatta on the UKE YouTube channel

Further information about rowing against cancer (in German)

Further information on the Life with Cancer Foundation (in German)

Please support us!

Award ceremony of the patient races
Lupe zum Vergrößern des Bildes
Award ceremony of the patient races

It is always a special moment for us when we can cheer on our patients in the boats. We treatment teams also go out on the water together with our cooperation partners and row for a good cause.

Such an event is of course not possible without the help of sponsors. In recent years, companies such as AstraZeneca, Merck, Indivumed, Sysmex, medac and Novartis have supported and accompanied us in our project.

We would be delighted if you too could join our charity idea and support the event with your own rowing team or even with a sum of money from sponsors.

If you have any questions, please contact

Avin Hell