Dragon Boat Challenge

Dragon Boat Competition

Win FREE friends and family place at CHF at the Dragon Boat Race Day! If you win your group of family, friends or colleagues will join our teams for the race to establish who will be crowned dragon boat champions 2014! As well as a BBQ and a bar there is a full day of entertainment with magicians, street performances, face painters, and much more! To enter send your full contact details and size of your group to info@chfed.org.uk.

Dragon Boat Challenge

Due to the fantastic success of our 2012 and 2013 events, we are holding another spectacular Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday 18th May 2014!

2014 will be another big year for CHF and we would love you to be a part of it; so join us in this spectacular sport, racing to the beat of the drums whilst raising awareness and vital funds for children with heart conditions and their families.

Ask your family, colleagues and friends to join you at the Dragon Boat Challenge! Rowers need to be at least 14-years-old and drummers at the front of the boat must be over 8-years-old and at least 130cm tall (4 foot 3 inches).

There will be prizes for: the best fancy dress, the most inspired fundraising idea as well as the individuals and team who raises the most funds!

The day will be geared not just to participants of the challenge itself but to the whole family, with an array of cultural performance, puppet shows, children’s entertainers and plenty of food and refreshments (including a licensed bar). Make sure you bring everyone with you for a brilliant day by the River at London’s Surrey Docks!

How to Take Part

Teams are made up of 13 people; 12 to paddle the oars and 1 to beat the drum to keep you in time and get you to the finish line!

There are three registration options and everyone who registers will get:

  • Your name in the event Programme
  • Challenge certificate
  • CHF medal
  • Professional Photograph for you to keep (downloaded from the CHF website)
  • Official race timings

1. Full Team

Registration Price: £540 (£45 per person)
+Fundraising Target: As much as you can!
Your drummer goes free!

2. Individual / Part Team

Enter as an individual or with a few friends and we will put you into a Team to compete.

Registration Price: £50 per person
+Fundraising Target: As much as you can!

3. Branded Boat (Team only)

Enter a Team for your workplace or club and in addition to the above, you will also receive:

  • Professional team photograph as a memento of your challenge
  • Photograph feature on CHF website and in the CHF newsletter
  • Mentions on the CHF Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Special mentions in event commentary on the day
  • Company name and logo on the side of your Dragon Boat
  • Prominent display of your company banners at the venue
  • Official meet, greet and photograph with a CHF heart family
  • Tailored press release
  • CHF headband and colour-coded team armband
  • Section on the CHF website explaining your involvement in the CHF Dragon Boat Challenge
  • Lunch and refreshments

Registration Price: £1200
+Fundraising Target: As much as you can!


If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Dragon Boat team!

Click to read about our 2012 and 2013 Dragon Boat Challenges 


Register Now!

Book online or download the PDF booking  form for teams use this supplemental form.

Once you have completed your form you can pay your registration fee via the donate buttons on this site (and we’ll link it to your booking). If you want to pay by cheque be sure to put your name and the word ‘dragon’ on the reverse of the cheque and send it to our office. If you’re a UK taxpayer remember to Gift Aid your payment!  We will send reminders in April for any people who have not paid their registration fee.  If you are fundraising, remember to set up your Just Giving or Virgin Money page and point it to Children’s Heart Federation.

Comments or questions are welcome.

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