The international long-distance stage race for eights will be held in the autumn 2018 for the very first time on the river route Prague – Hamburg with the overall distance being 850km. As for the distance and the time requirements it is the most extreme rowing race in the world. Prague – Hamburg Rowing Race will be accompanied by rich cultural programme, starting with Hladiny music festival in Prague at the end of September. Olympic athletes Ondřej Synek and Mirka Topinková Knapková also connected their name with the race as its ambassadors. This unique project is supported by both cities of Prague, Hamburg and others cities on the route. Prague 1 district plays a special part as there will be held a supersprint race of a Prague 1 Mayor´s sword.