About Dragon Boat Racing


On behalf of the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton we invite you to take part in our Annual Dragon Boat Challenge. Our event is all about having fun and raising money for charitable causes.

The event takes place on the Geat Lake at Himley Hall and Park, 4 miles from Dudley, DY3 4DF. Quite apart from it being a fantastic day out for the teams of competitors, it has also become  a thoroughly enjoyable spectator sport and family day out for around 2,000 people.

Individual sponsors and crew members raise money from friends, colleagues and family. Half of the sponsorship is donated to the charity nominated by the crew, and the other half to the Rotary Charitable Trust for distribution to needy causes.

There is a cost of £360 per team to hire the boat. Many of our previous competitors have obtained corporate sponsorship to cover this expense. All other costs are covered by money raised by the Rotary Club on the day.

Racing takes place throughout this fun day for competing teams with thousands of spectators attending. A team area is set up for competitors who bring gazeboes, chairs and usually, catering too. Food is also available on site.

The event is a great day out for individual groups of friends, companies, competitors and spectators where the focus really is on having fun while raising monies for good causes.

Kind regards

The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton.