Bath’s dragon boat race is on again for this year!

Something for your autumn diary. It’s been announced that the third annual Bath Dragon Boat Race will take place on Sunday 8th September on the River Avon at Bath Riverside.

Since its inception in 2016 the race has raised more than £34,000 for Designability, a Bath-based charity which designs and creates assistive technology and products for people living with a disability or long-term health conditions.

This year’s Dragon Boat Race will again support Designability as well as Mountain Way, which supports UK Military Veterans suffering from PTSD.

Genevieve Arney, Fundraising Development Manager for Designability, said, “The Bath Dragon Boat Race is a great event for teams to get involved in. Not only is it loads of fun on the day, you don’t need to do any training beforehand, unless you want to. We always see a good mix of local businesses, groups of friends and clubs taking part and it doesn’t matter if you come first or last you’re still raising vitally important funds for two great charities!”

Events will run throughout the day with teams competing in a minimum of three races each. There will also be delicious refreshments available and more activities to keep everyone entertained in-between races.

Neil Dawtrey, Senior Projects Director for Crest Nicholson, said, “We’re pleased to be able to welcome the Bath Dragon Boat Race back to Bath Riverside again for what promises to be another superb day.

“Events like this are an important part of the community life at Riverside and the organisers of the Dragon Boat Race have raised significant amounts of money for worthy causes over recent years.”

Last year’s champions, Advance Investments have already signed up to defend their title and are hoping for some stiff competition on the day. Places for this year’s race are filling up quickly and anyone wanting to take part is encouraged to email thedragon@designability.org.uk for more information.