The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge returns for the 22nd year!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, entries are now open for ‘The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge, aid of CRASH Charity’ – organised by Gable Events and sponsored by Building Magazine.

The afternoon event will take place on Thursday 18th June at West Reservoir, London and will welcome 40 teams from across the industry in a battle to be crowned ‘The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Champion 2020’.

It’s guaranteed to sell out fast so don’t hesitate to secure your team’s place!

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing originates from antient China and is now the fastest growing water-based activity in Britain – as well as being the most fun. Up to 10 people paddle each boat with a drummer at the front beating time. Each team will have a professional helm steering a straight course but it’s up to you to paddle the 150m course to the finish line.

2020 is the Year of the Rat. Those born in this zodiac year are said to be optimistic and energetic – both ideal qualities for Dragon Boat success!

What’s included?

The afternoon guarantees you two races, bankside entertainment, BBQ, prize giving, souvenir programme, qualified staff, dragon boats and equipment.

You don’t need any prior Dragon Boat Racing experience to take part (or to take the winner’s trophy!) just plenty of team spirit.

Why take part?

This action-filled afternoon is an unmissable opportunity for team-building, whether you’re welcoming new employees or thanking your team and key clients. Taking part will give your company a unique opportunity to challenge your peers on the water, build relationships and build your network whilst supporting your industry charity.

‘‘Last year’s event raised over £21,000 for CRASH helping us continue to support homelessness charities and hospices with life-changing construction projects’’ said Kate Marsh, Senior Partnership Manager at CRASH.

‘‘It helped CRASH create a new family bedroom for Richard House Children’s Hospice, meaning children with life-limiting conditions can stay and receive 24-hour specialist care whilst remaining close to their parents and families.’’

‘‘It also helped CRASH completely refurbish a large 169 square metre lounge and social space for a homelessness hostel, which had fallen into a state of disrepair. The new space means residents now have a space to unwind, build their social networks and most importantly, to feel at home.’’

Hundreds of companies have already discovered the sport’s team building benefits and raised much-needed funds for CRASH so why not be part of it?

Secure your team’s place in a few easy steps:

  1. Download and complete the booking form or call Gable Events on 01780 470718 to reserve your place before they sell out.
  2. Recruit between 11-15 of your colleagues per boat and choose a team name.  
  3. Set up a fundraising page in aid of CRASH – we ask each team to raise an additional £300 sponsorship and we will support you with reaching your target.
  4. Turn up on Thursday the 18th of June ready to race!

The crew options are:

  • CRASH Platinum Crew – £1,790 + vat + £600 CRASH donation (£2,748)

(Platinum package includes all the benefits of standard entry plus £600 CRASH donation, company logo on each side of one boat, half page advert in the souvenir programme, team photo and acknowledgement on: the Challenge website, crew managers pack, souvenir programme, results board and commentary. The highest placed Platinum crew receives a magnum of champagne courtesy of CRASH).

  • CRASH Premier Crew – £1,190 + vat + £400 CRASH donation (£1,828)

(Premier package includes all the benefits of standard entry plus £400 CRASH donation and acknowledgement on: the challenge website, crew managers pack, souvenir programme and results board).

  • Standard Crew – £1,190 + vat + £200 CRASH donation (£1,628)

CRASH would like to thank the event organisers Gable Events and sponsors Building Magazine for their continued generosity and support of CRASH Charity.