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Dragon Boat Challenge

Sunday 05 August 2018

9:00 - 17:00

Victoria Embankment, Nottingham

Dragon Boat 2018

Take part in the tenth anniversary of our most popular corporate event

Please note, this event is organised by a third party to support Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

10 years ago we held the first Dragon Boat Challenge in Nottingham with Gable Events. With an event every year since then, it has raised a huge amount of money and now averages over £20,000 each year. For the 10th Anniversary we want to go even bigger and we’re inviting businesses and groups across the East Midlands to get involved and test their mettle against up to 60 other crews, all while raising money for the children who use Rainbows. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

To take part you just need a crew, made up of 10 paddlers and one drummer. That’s all there is to it – all equipment and guidance will be provided for you on the day. If you have lots of interest then you can enter more than one team.

As a minimum you’ll race in three heats on the 200m course on the River Trent, watched over by thousands of spectators on the Victoria Embankment. The fastest qualifiers will go through to further heats until an overall winner is crowned. Don’t worry if you think winning is out of the question – there are also prizes for the fastest ‘Mixed Crew’ (At least 5 female crew members or more), ‘Best Dressed’ (fancy as possible!) and a prize for the ‘Charity Winners’ – the team who raise the most money for Rainbows.

As in previous years there is a tiered fee for entering your team: 

  • Standard Entry just covers the staffing, equipment, insurance and other event related costs. Rainbows will receive no donation from this – but don’t panic, because we’re on hand to help you become fundraising champions between now and the event. £520 + VAT
     
  • Silver Entry will cover the above, but also includes a £500 donation to Rainbows and also offers the company name/logo printed on one of the Dragon Boats, a presentation team photo and acknowledgment on the website, in the souvenir programme and on the day commentary. £1,580 + VAT
     
  • Gold Entry includes the above, a £750 donation to Rainbows and offers (in addition to Silver) a crew marquee with chairs and a full page advert in the souvenir programme. £2,290 + VAT

If you’d like any more information please get in touch with Tom Stanyard – tom.stanyard@rainbows.co.uk / 01509 283919

Before signing up to take part in the event, please read our Event Terms and Conditions.

 

 

FAQ's

FAQs
How much does it cost?

There is a fee to enter your team and there are three levels you can join at.

  • Standard Entry – £520 plus VAT. This covers the costs of entering your team into the event and the use of the boats/equipment, insurance, etc. Rainbows do not receive any of this entry fee so any fundraising you can do above it is really appreciated!
     
  • Silver Entry – £1,580 plus VAT. This level of entry gives your company additional exposure as part of the event. Your company name or logo can appear on one of the Dragon Boats, the team photo will feature on Gable’s event website and the company will also be mentioned in the souvenir programme (available on the day) as well as through the live commentary running throughout the event. Rainbows will also receive a £500 donation from each Silver Entry at no cost to the team.
     
  • Gold Entry – £2,290 plus VAT. As per the Silver Entry, but in addition Gold Entry teams receive a full page company advert in the souvenir programme and also have use of a crew marquee with chairs. Rainbows will receive a £750 donation from each Gold Entry at no cost to the team.
How are teams made up?

To take part you just need a crew, made up of 10 paddlers and one drummer. Your crew members can be made up of anybody over 16 who is comfortable swimming. That’s all there is to it – all equipment and guidance will be provided for you on the day. If you have lots of interest then you can enter more than one team.

Location

Victoria Embankment, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 2GR

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