Racing over any distance – 2 miles to over 100 miles. The majority of racing is organised into division. The higher the standard the further you go.
Anywhere – races are held all over the country, organised by local clubs
Anybody – race according to your ability regardless of age, sex or type of boat. Generally there will be prizes for specific categories (e.g. first junior, woman or veteran) as well as race winners.
Any course – race on rivers, canals, lakes, the sea, down rapids, over weirs, run around locks, under low bridges. You name it, marathon racers have done it.