The Big Row 2018


The Big Row 2018, Bournemouth Square,

Has your business got what it takes to beat the rest?


Rally up your colleagues, challenge your bosses and race against your competitors in Dorset Blind Associations corporate challenge ‘The Big Row 2018’.

Each year corporate teams from across Bournemouth and Poole don their sports gear and head to Bournemouth Square in a bid to become the quickest team to row 10,000m. The fundraising event is now open for entry this year, having re-branded, and are looking for local businesses to take up the challenge.

Participants of The Big Row 2017

This annual event has previously seen teams from Nationwide, Barclays, Laceys Solicitors, Van Guard Security Services, and many more. Local businesses are able to book their team of 4-6 people into a one hour time slot between 9:30am and 6:00pm to complete this challenge. Not only is it fantastic for team-building, it is also a great way to promote fitness and wellbeing within your workplace, plus the winning team will win a visit to the popular Cyantist escape room in Bournemouth!  

Laceys Solicitors in Bournemouth entered two teams into the 2017 challenge and took 2nd and 3rd place. Edwina Young, team member, said “As a group of competitive individuals, we loved the opportunity to test ourselves whilst raising money for a very worthy cause. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenge.”

Participants of The Big Row 2017 with Percy Pig
Dorset Blind Association will be celebrating their 100th anniversary throughout 2018 and The Big Row will kickstart the celebrations to support this momentous milestone. Helena Sinclair, Events Fundraiser at Dorset Blind Association said: “It is a great opportunity for businesses that want to make a positive impact to their community. Being held in Bournemouth town centre, there is always a real buzz from the event which raises awareness and funds directly benefiting those living with sight loss in Dorset.”

Entry is only £35.00 per team, or support the charities Centenary further by raising a minimum of £100 and pay no entry fee. If you would like to take part or would like more information about the Big Row 2018, call 01202 712864 or email


Here is a video from our 2017 corporate row challenge!