Transformaing lives after spinal cord injury

Dragon Boat Race

How fast can you go?


Our annual Dragon Boat Race is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a team activity in a relaxed and fun (if slightly competitive!) environment. It's also a great way to raise money towards Back Up's vital work.  In addition to the races on the water, we will have some of our volunteers teaching wheelchair skills and building disability awareness through a timed wheelchair obstacle course. 

In 2016 we had five teams from the legal sector, five from the big banks as well as teams from the world of PR, healthcare and IT. The competition on the night is fierce, with awards going to the fastest dragon boat team, the highest fundraisers, and the individual who completes our wheelchair skills course in the fastest time!

To register your interest for the event, please contact us via email or on 020 8875 6772.


Timings: 7 September 2017 - from 4:30pm

Venue: Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, London (click here for map)

Registration: If you haven't already done so, please complete your registration by emailing Tim with your completed Application Form and Group Liability Form

Deadline for booking your team:  July 2017

Sponsorship: We are asking each team member to raise £100 minimum sponsorship. You can use JustGiving, VirginMoneyGiving or use a good old traditional Sponsorship Form

How does it work? Each team will race at least twice over an approx. 300 metre course, with two boats racing at a time, and the fastest teams going through to a head to head final heat. Qualification is based on your fastest, not your average time. 


For more information, please contact us on 020 8875 6747.



 Dragon Boat Racing



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