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Dragon Boat Race

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Dragon Boat Race

£375 – 480
Sunday 23 June 2024
Sunday 23 June 2024
9:00 am
Roundhay Park, Leeds


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.

Our event is kindly sponsored by Haribo.

How it works

The race takes place over one day and each team will take part in a minimum of three 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 to 10 paddlers and a drummer to keep the rhythm. However, you can also bring up to four reserves if you wish.

Who can enter

Anyone. Whether you are a group of friends, a sports club or entering through a company, this is guaranteed to be a great day out. All we ask is that you are over 16 (anyone under the age of 18 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 raise some sponsorship

In addition to the entry fee which secures your boat, we ask that each team collectively raises a minimum of £1,000 sponsorship — that’s just £100 per person. Your £1,000 could pay for seven days of counselling and emotional support given by a qualified counsellor for families at a time of heightened anxiety and worry.


  • Bronze: team entry, £375 per team
  • Silver: team entry and tug of war, £415 per team
  • Gold: team entry, tug of war and gazebo, £480 per team

If you choose the gold package the gazebo will be set up for you on your arrival.

The tug of war is sponsored by GMI Construction Group PLC..

What does the entry fee cover?

  • entry into a minimum of three races
  • complimentary team photo
  • Dragon boat provided
  • prizes
  • 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

What else

There will be food available from a catering van on site or feel free to bring your own!

We also have a fun fair for young children so bring your families for support.

Terms and conditions

Registration payments due within 14 days of invoice date (if requested). Please note that booking fees are non-refundable.

Attendee declaration: I accept all the conditions of the entry and acknowledge that the organisers shall not be liable for death, personal injury or loss or damage as a consequence of my participation in this event.

By signing up to this event you are committing to raising a minimum sponsorship required for this event.

Contact us

If you would like to book, email events@martinhouse.org.uk or call 01937 844 569.

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