The Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge is back for 2020

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The Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge will return on Sunday 2nd August for its twelfth year on the River Trent at Victoria Embankment, and businesses can now enter themselves for the event.

More than 40 teams are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators at the Riverside Festival – one of Nottingham’s largest family events including a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world, staged by Nottingham City Council.

Business Link Magazine is a proud sponsor of the Dragon Boat Challenge, for which Gable Events has partnered once again with Rainbows Hospice, the only hospice in the East Midlands that provides care and support to children with life-limiting illnesses while also looking after the wider families of the children. Last year’s event raised over £13,000 for the hospice.

Emily Wright, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Rainbows, said: “The Dragon Boat Challenge is an amazing event. With up to 50 companies competing for a number of prizes, the day has a great atmosphere. More amazing than the event however, is the generosity of the crews who take part. It is only through your support at events like this that we’re able to help and care for those families who need it most.”

Entering a team offers an excellent opportunity to foster good team spirit and entertain clients, provide a day out for staff and their families and raise your company profile, all while of course raising much-needed funds for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

The dragon boats and all equipment are provided and no previous experience is required.

To make sure you and your team of up to 11 people are on the start line on Sunday 2nd August visit this link to download an entry form and details of the event’s popular Gold and Silver boat sponsorship packages.

Companies can enter as many teams as they wish.

See the event below: