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Dragon Boat Race 2024

21 September 2024

Unleash your inner dragon in our Dragon Boat Race!

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Dragon Boat Race 2024

Unleash your inner dragon!

Perfect for workmates, friends or family, gather your crew together for our exciting Dragon Boat Race!

In this exciting, fun and highly competitive challenge, your team of 16 paddlers (and a drummer to keep the rhythm) will take part in at least three 250m races in dragon-decorated boats, cheered on by spectators! The fastest crews go through to the semis and finals, with medals for the top three.

Those watching from the shore will have plenty to entertain them too. There’s an onsite cafe, Forget Me Not pop up shop, tombola and raffle, and you’re welcome to bring your own team gazebo. So why not make a proper day of it?!

Event Schedule

  • 9am – Team arrival to set up
  • 10am – Team registration
  • 10.30am – Racing Starts
  • 4.30pm – Final race, winner announced and trophies given out

Who can take part?

Anyone! Groups of friends, sports clubs, work colleagues, families – all are invited to fire up their inner dragon! No previous dragon boat racing experience required!

If you can’t gather 17 people together, don’t worry, it is recommended to have a minimum of 10 plus the drummer. You must be over 12 and be able to swim at least 50 metres to take part.

Entry fee: £350 per team of 17

Sponsorship pledge: £1000 per boat (Which works out around £60 per person with a full team)

Distance: 200m course, raced at least 3 times

For more information or to sign up visit the sign up page

Location: Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ, England

Event details
21 September 2024
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ, England

£350 per team of 17
Free entry to the event

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