The Durham Dragon Boat Festival is an exciting one-off event taking place on the 10th April 2016 at the Durham Amateur Rowing Club.

Row along the stunning Durham river and compete against other teams with all of the profits from the event going to Heel & Toe Children’s Charity. Try a unique sporting event and raise money for a great charity at the same time.

Dragon boating is a fun, fast growing sport, ideal for people of all levels of fitness. A dragon boat is of a traditional Chinese design, typically decorated to resemble a dragon, propelled with paddles by a large crew and used for racing. No experience dragon boating is necessary to participate in this event.

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Each boat will feature a team of 16 with 1 representative from the Three Serpents Dragon Boat club on the boat at all times. All teams will be guaranteed at least 3 races, with the event holding heats, quarter, semi-finals and a final to determine the ultimate winner who will receive a trophy.

Don’t worry if you can’t enter a team of 16, enter any amount of participants that you would like and we will put you together with other entrants to create a boat and team. This is not only a great opportunity for team building, but also to meet new people with a day full of fun.

Food will be available to purchase on the day from vendors including a hog roast and paella. Drinks can be purchased from the rowing club bar. Toilet/changing rooms/parking will also be able to be used at the rowing club. There will also be a social event after the day of rowing which will feature a presentation and is a time to mingle with your new friends. Live music from local musicians will be entertaining throughout the day.

For an entry fee of only £10 per person, this event is great value for money, to enjoy not only an exciting day out but to also support a local charity. Entries open for the event on the 18th of January, make sure not to miss out. ENTER YOUR TEAM TO WIN.

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