Is your organisation looking for a cost effective fundraising event with a difference!
Our Dragon Boat Events have been designed and structured specifically for Rotary, Lions & Round Table clubs, whether your club has 10 members or 100 plus there is a role for everyone. Each of our tailor made event packages includes the decided services and support of one of our highly experienced event managers, which are on hand to assist your club / committee from your initial enquiry right through to your predacious event day and beyond.
Our powerful fundraising formula ensures revenue gained from events can range between £10,000 to excess of £80,000 per a one day event, depending on the size of event. These amazing funds are used to support charity projects in local community as well as many international projects around the world.
Dragon Boat Events are highly visual, colourful and exciting, involving local business, community and social groups. Our events format offers an ideal platform to reinforce and increase your club’s profile whilst also offering the opportunity to develop awareness of your organisation and recruit new members to your club.
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 members in a team 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 metre race course. 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.
Events range in size from 6 teams to 60 teams per a one day event, which is subject to venue suitability.
Nationwide – 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 includes
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, £5m public liability insurance and professional event management.
||Race the Dragon’s role
|Marketing the event||Provide support and information|
|Recruiting the teams||Assistance via experienced event manager|
|Operating the dragon boat event|
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!