Dragon Boat Race 2018

16 September 2018

Dragon Boat Race 2018

16 Sep 2018

Stratford upon Avon


No, we're not talking Duncan Bannantyne or Theo Paphitis  -  even more exciting, it's our very popular Dragon Boat Race!  If you're looking for an exhilarating day, filled with fun and friendly rivalry, join us on Sunday 16th September.

Dragon boating is an adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Teams compete in Dragon Boats, which are 40ft long Chinese war canoes fitted with ornately carved dragon's heads and tails. Crews of up to 17 people sit in pairs and paddle to compete in multiple timed races. Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a professional helmsperson in the stern to guide the boat.

The races will run throughout the day over a short course of around 250 metres. Each race is timed and every team is given a guaranteed (weather permitting) 3 timed races during the day. The team’s single best time over all 3 of those races is then used for qualification into the final round using all the available dragon boats in one last race.

Following the final, the winning team members will be crowned The Shakespeare Hospice’s Dragon Boat Champions!

We are looking for adventurous participants from all over South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds to take part in our Dragon Boat Racing charity event. Dragon boat racing can provide a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Shakespeare Hospice. It is a superb platform for team building, and it’s also lots of fun. Teams are made up of between 12-17 people and you must be 12+ years of age to take part. 

Maria, who took part in last year's race, said: "The Dragon Boat Race was such a brilliant day! Everyone had a smile on their face and we all enjoyed the friendly competition.One of my friends has even taken up Dragon Boat Racing as a hobby following her experience!"

Firstly, we ask for a secure booking of £250 per team and each team to raise at least £750 in sponsorship for The Shakespeare Hospice. Alternatively, simply pay £1,000 for a team. 

Simply complete the team booking form and return it with booking fee to us as soon as possible, but before Friday 27th July 2018.

To start fundraising, please download our sponsorship form.  Alternatively, you can set up your own fundraising page at.www.justgiving.com. Please note, that your sponsorship money needs to be given to The Shakespeare Hospice by Friday 17th August 2018.  

All you need to know can be found in the information pack.

If you need any help raising sponsorship money, please see our handy A-Z fundraising ideas!

Please read our terms and condititons.


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