Paddles at the ready! Entries are officially open for the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival 2019 in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! No previous experience is needed, just plenty of team spirit.
Teams of up to 11 people will take to the water to race in authentic 30ft Chinese dragon boats. Each boat will have an ornately carved dragon’s head and its own drummer at the front beating out time.
More than 40 teams are expected to compete over the 200m course, watched by several thousand spectators. There will be plenty of bankside entertainment and stalls for all the family.
Raise funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice
The festival will raise funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, which is the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Peterborough. The hospice provides expert care and support for people living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
There is a great incentive for teams to raise as much sponsorship as possible – the top fundraisers will win the prize of a group experience day at Orton Hall Hotel and Spa.
The festival is being sponsored by IKEA and organised by Gable Events.
Choose your team and your entry category
This event is team registration only – people take part in crews of up to 10 paddlers plus a drummer. Squads may be larger (max 15 persons). The minimum age is 16.
The entry options are as follows:
- Standard entry: £520 + VAT. (Additional teams: £420 + VAT).
- *Silver entry: £1,580 + VAT (includes a £500 donation to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice)
- **Gold entry: £2,290 + VAT (includes a £750 donation to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice)
Gold and Silver entry categories give teams additional benefits to standard entries, and are designed to help companies increase their profile while raising funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
For more information, please go to www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/peterborough.
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