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Dragon Boat Race 2017

03 September 2017

Dragon Boat Race 2017

03 Sep 2017

Stratford upon Avon

On Sunday 3rd September, we are calling for people from across Warwickshire and the Cotswolds to take part in our Dragon Boat Racing event on the River Avon in Stratford upon Avon. Whether your a family, a group of friends, a sports club or colleagues, you can enter!

Click the image below to view last years Dragon Boat Race...

Click here to download a sponsorship form.

Pricing

Individuals

We require an entry fee of £10 which is to be paid in advance to secure your place. In addition to the entry fee, we ask that each individual raises a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.

Teams

We require an entry fee of £250 which is to be paid in advance to secure your boat. In addition to the entry fee, we ask that each team collectively raises a minimum of £750 in sponsorship - that's around just £65 per person!

FAQs

How does it work?

The dragon boats are 40ft long Chinese war canoes. 12-17 people make up one team, whilst a qualified helm from Dragon Boat Events controls and steers the boat from a standing platform. The races will run throughout the day over a short course of around 250 metres. Each team is timed and every team is given a guaranteed (weather permitting) three timed races during the day, with races starting at 10am. The team's single best time over those three races is then used for qualification into the final round using all available dragon boats in one last race. Following the final, the winning team members will be crowned Dragon Boat Champions!

Who can enter?

Anyone! Whether you are a family, a group of friends, a sports club or entering through a business, this will be a great day out for you. All we ask is that you are over 12+ years of age.

Entertainment

As well as the main action taking place on the river, there will be refreshments and a range of activities available throughout the day for the whole family. Please do encourage spectators - all welcome.

Sponsorship

In addition to the £250 entry fee which secures your boat, we ask that each team collectively raises a minimum of £750 in sponsorship - that's around just £65 per person! We are available for ideas on how to fundraise and can provide you with everything you need to raise your sponsorship.

Prizes

First, second and third place trophies and medals will be awarded for winning participants.

 

For more information, please contact the Fundraising Team on fundraising@theshakespearehospice.org.uk or call 01789 266852.

The Dragon Boat Race 2017 is kindly sponsored by:

Bespoke Software by IO Studios Ltd
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