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Taste the race: The 2016 Australian Boat Race comes to campus

on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 22:56

Competitive tension between Sydney and Melbourne has stood the test of time and covers everything from weather to fashion, but this year marks a special chapter in the most important rivalry of all, sport, as The Australian Boat Race hits our Harbour on Sunday 23 October.

Before this annual rowing eights challenge between Australia's two oldest universities, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne, the Sydney contingent is stopping by Eastern Avenue for a warm-up on Wednesday 19 October, 2016.

Grab your front row seat on the Law Lawns at the University of Sydney campus between 10am-2pm to compete alongside Sydney Uni Rio Olympians in a rowing time trial, collect a free coffee voucher from Taste on us using #AusBoatRace and check out the Sydney University Boat Club (SUBC) ‘Gavin Brown’ boat on display, oars and all before race day.

PRIZES UP FOR GRABS:

  • Winner of the 30 second erg time trial will receive 2 x tickets to the official 2016 Australian Boat Race Brunch at Dockside, Darling Harbour and a 12 month Gold gym membership to Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness.
  • Winner of the ‘Pic of the Day’ using #AusBoatRace will receive 2 x tickets to the official 2016 Australian Boat Race Brunch at Dockside, Darling Harbour and a Garmin VivoActive smartwatch.
  • Use #AusBoatRace across FacebookInstagram or Twitter, show us and collect a free Taste coffee voucher.

After your taste for the race, mark Sunday 23 October in your diary and watch the water competition for FREE from our big screen television located right near the IMAX theatre with running commentary being played across loudspeakers at Cockle Bay Wharf.