Reading Dragon Boat Festival 2024

Thames Valley Business Park

Sunday 15th September

Together with the UK’s heart and soul of Dragon Boat Racing – Race the Dragon Ltd, we would like to invite you to assemble your team and join us at the Reading Dragon Boat Festival. Crews representing their company or charity can enjoy a fun filled day along side their colleagues, family & friends. This annual exhilarating event is an ideal way of team building, boosting staff confidence and integrating new comers, whilst having the opportunity to raise funds for our Official Charity.




Reading Dragon Boat Festival, Charity Partner

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is the charity that gives everybody in our community the best chance of surviving and recovering from an emergency.

About Our Partner

We’re here for you and your loved ones. Whoever you are. Wherever and whenever you need us. In Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Bringing hospital-level care to you by land and air. Medicine and equipment. Paramedics and doctors. Our team are highly trained and ready for any eventuality. Giving you the best chance when the worst happens.

Together, we do everything in our power to protect, save and revive lives with the best critical care at the scene and beyond. We are not government or lottery funded, so we rely on the generosity of our community – and people like you – to fund us.

Dragon Boat Racing RTD

Race Format

No previous experience required.

Each team will be given a minimum of 3 races of 250m distance.

Heats followed by finals. Crews will advance further according to time in heats.

Crews consist of a drummer and a minimum of 10 paddlers, with a maximum of 14.

Medals for the top 3 teams and trophy for the event winner.

All paddles and buoyancy aids to be provided.

Medical cover is provided at event.

William Davis Homes Dragon Boat Team
Dragon Boat Racing Team Building

Ultimate Team Building Event

Dragon Boat Racing is an invaluable way for your company to channel the best from employees, giving them a fun filled and exhilarating experience.

The event is a great opportunity to bring staff together promoting employee engagement, teambuilding and it can easily be picked up on the day.

Each boat requires a maximum of 15 people including 1 drummer to take part, so get your colleagues, friends and family together and get involved in one of our upcoming Dragon Boat Festivals!

Entry Fee + Sponsorship packages


£ 795 per team
  • Team Entry - 1 Dragon Boat Crew, Min 10 paddlers, Max 14 & 1 drummer


£ 1695 per team
  • Team Entry - 1 Dragon Boat Crew, Min 10 paddlers, Max 14 & 1 drummer
  • Team Gazebo
  • Welcome message on social media
  • Company logo on website and all marketing materials
  • Includes a £250 donation to our Official Charity


£ 2295 per team
  • Team Entry - 1 Dragon Boat Crew, Min 10 paddlers, Max 14 & 1 drummer​
  • Team Gazebo
  • Welcome message on social media​
  • Company logo on website with and all marketing materials
  • Company Boat (x1) Branding (Boat & Flag Combo)
  • Includes a £500 donation to our Official Charity
  • Branding space at venue

Sponsors & Supporters

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