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Dragon Boat Race

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Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race


  • Activity: Rowing
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, London
  • Date: July each year
  • Difficulty: Fun
  • Age range: 12+

The event

If you have the energy and enthusiasm to paddle down the Thames in a dragon boat then the answer is probably yes! No prior rowing or boating experience is required. Join Team Link Ethiopia for a summer’s day in Kingston beside the Thames, and win prizes for races and the best dressed team.

By taking part on behalf of Link Ethiopia, you will help us to continue our work in changing lives through education. With the money you raise you will help to empower teachers, improve schools and ensure that all children can get a good education.

Last year, our team of enthusastic participants draped in the Ethiopian colours red, green, and yellow (including a magnificent dyed beard) managed to raise more than £3500 for our rural education programmes, finishing just 11 seconds shy of the mixed team lead time!

When signing up we will actively support you with any help or resources you might need, to get you on the right foot with fundraising. Please fill out the contact form on this page if you have any questions.


How much does it cost to take part?

Entry into the competition costs £38 per person.
This covers our costs of entering a boat into the competition, meaning that all the money you raise will go straight to our great projects.
We are suggesting a fundraising target of around £100 per person, but needless to say, we’re delighted to put to use whatever is raised!

What support will I receive?

Take part in the Dragon Boat Race this summer and enjoy stalls and sideshows, children fairground rides picnic areas, a pub and lots of food, plus plenty of space for team supporters and spectators alike to watch the racing. Spectators enter for free.
Help power us toward the finish line and be in the chance to win prizes and trophies.
Row for Link Ethiopia and we will be on hand to give you the advice and information you need to achieve your fundraising goals. You will also get a spot in our hall of fame!

When and where does the event take place?

The Dragon Boat Race happens on July at Kingston Rotary Club, London.

How much should I fundraise?

We suggest a fundraising target of around £100 per person, but needless to say, we’re delighted to put to use whatever is raised!

Where can I find out more?

Please click here to go to the organiser’s website.
You can always just send us a quick email with any questions you may have using the form on this page.

How do I sign up?

Please use the contact form on this page to register your interest. We will be in touch very shortly to get you registered!

Join us!

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