Long-time WARC athlete Amy Walters is undertaking a marathon 42km row on Sunday, September 29 to raise money for charity. We invite you to get involved. 

Amy's marathon row

Amy Walters is rowing for charity

and on behalf of the WARC, we invite you to join in

Amy first joined WARC when she was still a highschool student. Now 24 (almost 25), Amy has been a stalwart of the club for more than a decade and participated in four consecutive nationals campaigns. Amy has had her fair share of knocks along the way. She was injured after being struck by a car whilst training in 2010, and is now recovering from an eating disorder that came close to forcing her to stop rowing altogether.

On Sunday, September 29, Amy will row from WARC to the Guildford Grammar School boathouse and back, a distance of 42km or a standard marathon. She will be fundraising money for the mental health support group Butterfly Foundation, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the WA Rowing Club via the Australian Sports Foundation.

We'll be able to track Amy via GPS and will be live-tweeting her progress via @headhearthealth.

For rowers, we invite you to join in, choosing to row either the whole length or an option of a 21km half-marathon. Put your own crew together, or we'll help you find one. It's as simple as making a
donation to one of the charities Amy has supported, and registering your crew via Check out the participation details here.

If rowing early on a Sunday morning isn't your style, just come and join Amy for breakfast from 9am on Sunday, September 29 and consider making a donation to one of the charities via Amy's website.

With your help, Amy would like to raise funds for some of the organisations that have helped her in her recovery and support her 2014 campaign for the Australian Rowing Championships.

For more information, check out Amy's website or email her support team at

We hope to see you on September 29.

Thanks for reading,
Amy's Support Team and the WA Rowing Club

 Follow Amy's row on twitter @headhearthealth 
WARC is also supporting the Ascot on Swan regatta

Bring back glamour to rowing on Saturday, September 21 at the Ascot on Swan

Watch the premier athletes from WA's top rowing clubs compete for a cash prize

Tickets are $20, follow the link for details