Our Events

Dragon Boat Race

19 May 2019 - 10:00 AM  |  Roundhay Park, Leeds
Price: £350.00
Now in its twelfth year, the Dragon Boat Race is a unique corporate or group team-building event and family fun day that helps to support hundreds of children and young people across the region. 

“It was such a great day and we were so happy to win best dressed team with our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme! We already can’t wait for the 2019 Dragon Boat Race.” – Linley and Simpson, Dragon Boat Race 2018 participators 

How does it work?
The race takes part over one day and each team will take part in a minimum of 3 races before the fastest team goes through to the semi-final. The boat and life jackets are provided; all you need to do is recruit a team! Each boat needs between 8 - 10 paddlers and a drummer to keep the rhythm, however you can also bring up to 4 reserves if you wish.

Who can enter?
Anyone. Whether you are a group of friends, a sports club or entering through a company, this will be a great day out for you. All we ask is that you are over 16 (16 and 17 year olds will need written permission from a parent/guardian) and that you are able to swim 50 metres.

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

Please raise some sponsorship
In addition to the £350 entry fee which secures your boat, we ask that each team collectively raises a minimum of £1000 sponsorship - that's just £100 per person. A full fundraising pack will be provided for each team to guide you along the way.

What does the entry fee cover?
  • Entry into a minimum of 3 races
  • Complimentary team photo
  • Dragon boat provided
  • Team building opportunity for your colleagues and friends
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies and medals for winning participants
  • Best dressed team - encourage your team to pick a theme and get dressed up
  • Best fundraising team – raise as much money as possible and win a prize!
Tug of War
You can also enter a team of 8 - 10 people in the Tug of War competition. Entry only £65 per team.

For an additional £65 we can have a gazebo on site waiting for you on the day. Please ask when you book as there is limited availability for these.

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This event is now full but for more information please contact the events team on 01937 844569 or events@martinhouse.org.uk