Dragon Boat Race 2018
Dates & Locations:
Salford Dragon Boat Festival – Sunday 20 May at 9:30am
London Docklands – Thursday 6 September at 4.30pm
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Back Up’s Dragon Boat race events offer a fantastic opportunity to take part in a team building activity in a relaxed and fun (if slightly competitive!) environment. It’s also a great way to raise money towards Back Up’s work allowing us to reach the 20% of people who aren’t currently receiving our support. In addition to the races on the water, we will have some of our volunteers teaching wheelchair skills and building disability awareness through a wheelchair obstacle course.
Sign up to find out if you have what it takes to be the fastest dragon on the water!
There is a small registration fee to cover event costs, and we ask each team member to raise £100 minimum sponsorship or your company can cover everything. Once you have signed up, set up your mydonate page to start your fundraising.
- Teams of 12-16
- No previous experience is necessary
- Both men and women can compete on equal footing
- Each team races at least twice over an approx. 300 metre course
- Qualification is based on your fastest, not your average time
- Fastest teams go through to a head-to-head final.
‘We had an absolute ball participating in the Back Up Dragon Boat Race and I think we’ve shown our company what a great charity Back Up is and how we would love to do more with you.’
Dragon Boat race participant