The Challenge...

The 30th July 2017 will see the third Dragon Boat Race at Hetton Lyons Country Park. This event is organised by North East Rotary and is open to Businesses, other Charities, other organisations (fire and ambulance services, departments of local Authorities) sports and other clubs, schools, PTA’s etc.

This is your opportunity to be part of this fantastic event 

Crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course. Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful - all that's required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!

Dragon Boat racing is steeped in mythology and has been around for many thousands of years in China. Popular legend has it that through the racing, Chinese dragons would bring rain. We hope this will not be the case in September.

The racing is run by leading events company Dragon Boat Events Ltd who provide the boats, helms, safety equipment, buoyancy aids and rescue boats.

The Reason...

Funraisers Dragon Boat Festival is a unique event, which allows you to choose the charity for which you want to raise money. Each team that enters the races selects a charity and ALL the money raised through sponsorship goes to that charity.

The Entertainment...

The racing takes place at Hetton Lyons Country Park.  Dragon Boat Festivals have proved themselves to be a fun day out for all the family with a wide range of entertainment for both children and adults...so bring your friends and a picnic.

As well as the race itself there will be many onshore activities and entertainment for both adults and children.

The Rewards...

Each crew will race with 16 paddlers plus the drummer. However, we encourage teams to involve a few extra and to make available roughly 20 people on the day, and all raising money. The entry fee per team is £400.00 to cover the event costs.

The Opportunities...

...for your team to raise funds through this event are endless. Try for company sponsorship and/or raise funds for your boat prior to the event with wine tasting evenings, raffles etc.