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Return of the UK Corporate Dragon Boat Festival Nottingham 2023

The UK Corporate Dragon Boat Festival is an exciting event returning to Nottingham as part of the ever-popular annual Riverside Festival.

The 2023 event will take place on Sunday 6th August at the Victoria Embankment on the River Trent. The Riverside Festival will play host to live music, food, drink, and entertainment, while competitors battle it out to be crowned the 2023 Nottingham Dragon Boat Festival Champions.

This very popular event attracts hundreds of spectators and competitors and is an invaluable way for a company to channel the best from its employees, whilst giving them a fun filled and exhilarating experience.

Doug White, Director, said:

“We are thrilled to be returning for the Nottingham Dragon Boat Festival, 2022 was memorable day for all competing teams and many are excited to get back on the water.

“Dragon boat racing is the ultimate teambuilding event and a great way to bring your team together outside of the office. The sport is inclusive with no experience required and we have an experienced team in place providing safety briefings and support.

“We are also delighted to be supporting Nottinghamshire Hospice as our Charity Partner, who will have crews racing on the day and raising funds.”

Nottinghamshire Hospice has been supporting people affected by a life-limiting diagnosis for more than four decades. They help those who have been told that their illness cannot be cured, as well as their family and carers, with physical, social and emotional support.

Claire Herrick, Head of Fundraising at Nottinghamshire Hospice said;

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Dragon Boat Festival in Nottingham this summer. It costs £4 million each year to make sure people across Nottinghamshire can access our care during the most difficult time of their lives. It’s thanks to events like the Dragon Boat Festival and the support of local businesses and individuals that we can continue to provide our services free of charge to those who need them.”

Crews consist of a drummer and a maximum of 10 paddlers. Each team will have a minimum of 3 races, medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams and there will be an award for the festival winner.

Dragon Boat racing boasts a fun day out with several benefits including team building, networking, brand exposure, improving staff health and well-being & increasing morale.

A standard team entry is £660+Vat with additional sponsorship packages available that include marketing content, branding and donations to the Official Charity.
For more information on how to get involved go to, email or contact 01733 838444.

Posted on 23 May 2023

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