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Charity Dragon Boat Events

Dragon Boat Racing Events are an ideal cost-effective charity fundraising activity, requiring no previous experience to take part in, it’s exciting and colorful too which no other fundraising event can compare. Charity revenue gained from events can range between £10,000 to excess of £80,000 depending on the size of event. Our event format has been designed and structured to ensure that charities reap the rewards from holding an event. Large and small charities operating locally and nationally can take advantage of the great rewards that Charity Dragon Boat Events brings to great causes.


Race Format & Numbers

No previous experience of dragon boat racing is required, full training and safety briefings form part of the event experience. Events consist of teams, with the number of team members ranging from 11 – 17 people. Each team has a drummer, to beat a steady rhythm and therefore an odd number is required for one person to be the drummer. In circumstances where there are more than 17 people, the additional team members can register as reserves.

Each team has a minimum of 3 races, where they race against other teams over a 200 meter racecourse. The fastest teams go through to the Grand Final. Chinese Dragon trophies are presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams, the winning team also receives specially designed Dragon Boat medals.

We have the largest race fleet of 9m and 12m dragon boats in the country. Events range in size from 6 teams to 60 teams per one-day event, which is subject to venue suitability.



Where there is water, there is an event! Any lake, reservoir, dock, canal, river, sheltered harbour, marina, (subject to venue suitability) with good vehicle access!, recommend venues available nationwide. Comprehensive site surveys are completed.


What your event include

We provide the Dragon Boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, safety boat cover, qualified helms, instructors, safety boat drivers, marshals, timing officials, Competitor safety and technique briefing, Safety protocol wristbands, Professional PA system and full race commentary, traditional Chinese awakening ceremony, event control marquee, race schedule, computerized results, ancillary equipment, authentic Chinese venue decoration, Chinese dragon trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed teams and specially designed dragon boat medals for the winning team, dedicated online events page, all equipment transportation, event safety management plan, risk assessment, £10m public liability insurance and professional event management.


Charity’s Role Race the Dragon’s Role
Marketing the event

Recruiting the teams

Provide support and information

Assistance via experenced event manager

Operate the event


Additional services

Optional extras include: event photographer, DVD production, boat/event sponsorship & branding service, pontoons, team marquees, refreshment marquees, presentation stage, temporary roadway, crowd control barriers, large event screen displays, furniture, power and distribution, toilets plus much more. In fact, anything needed to make your event go off with a bang!

Chairty Dragon Boat Team
charity dragon boat events
Dragon Boat Team Winners

“The Race the Dragon team are just superb! I am looking forward to this year’s festival already and catching up with the team”

Adele Hopkins – Macmillan Cancer Support

Does your Charity wish to benefit from a Dragon Boat Event?

Event Equipment

We provide a large and quite diverse range of event infra-structure, which can be utilised in conjunction with dragon boat events.

Latest Case Studies

As much as we love to talk about ourselves, we've got a couple of case studies that showcase our amazing results for us.

Would you like to Race the Dragon?

Whether you’re looking for a team building exercise, a corporate networking opportunity, or have a particular event in mind contact us today to find out more.