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Dragon Boat Race 2021 - Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

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Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Road

Denbydale Road

Wakefield

WF2 7EQ

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Please note - this is not a free event, payments will be taken at a later date, full details below.

Unleash your inner dragon!

Perfect for workmates, friends or family, gather your crew together for our exciting Dragon Boat Race!

In this exciting, fun and highly competitive challenge, your team of 16 paddlers (and a drummer to keep the rhythm) will take part in at least three 250m races in dragon-decorated boats, cheered on by spectators! The fastest crews go through to the semis and finals, with medals for the top three.

Those watching from the shore will have plenty to entertain them too. There's an onsite cafe, Forget Me Not pop up shop, tombola and face-painting, and you're welcome to bring your own team gazebo and BBQ. So why not make a proper day of it?!

Who can take part?

Anyone! Groups of friends, sports clubs, work colleagues, families - all are invited to fire up their inner dragon! No previous dragon boat racing experience required!

If you can’t gather 17 people together, don’t worry, it is recommended to have a minimum of 10 plus the drummer. You must be over 12 and be able to swim at least 50 metres to take part.

Entry fee: £300 per team of 17

(Teams will be invoiced 3 months prior to the event, payment is required in full 1 month prior to the event)

Sponsorship pledge: £1000 per boat

Distance: 250m course, raced at least 3 times

Things you need to know...

What does the price include?

- Entry into the race (at least 3 races)

- Dragon Boat provided 

What time should I arrive?

The event will start at 10am, partipants will need to arrive earlier to set up any gazebos they wish to bring along.

What is the plan for the day?

Forget Me Not will have a merchandise stall available for you to purchase goods, face painting, food and much more!

The on site-cafe will be open throughout the event for all your food and drink needs.

We will have a team leader briefing before the event starts.

Once the final race has finished we will award a trophy to the winning team, fastest mixed team and best fancy dress. The most money raised trophy will be awarded 1 month after the event has finished, so please make sure all sponsorship money reaches us before then.

What about sponsorship?

We're asking all our Dragon Boat teams to raise at £1000.  When you register, you will receive a confirmation email along with your tickets - you will receive an email from us including sponsorship forms

I can't make it anymore. Is my registration transferable?

Whilst we can't refund tickets, you are welcome to give your place to someone else to row in your place.

Please send us an email to events@forgetmenotchild.co.uk with the full details of the person who will be rowing instead of you.

What should I wear?

It is recommended that all competitors wear shorts, T-shirt and trainers for racing.

Most importantly, make sure you have some sensible footwear absolutely no flip flops allowed. You are also advised not to wear jeans as they become heavy when wet.

Further information

If you would like any further information, please email: events@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

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Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Road

Denbydale Road

Wakefield

WF2 7EQ

United Kingdom

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