The Dragon Boat Race has taken place in the Paddington Basin for over
10 years. This 2000 year old tradition sees teams of ten rowers and one
drummer race down the length of Merchant Square canal, to the beat of
the drum, in a bid to reach the finish line and take home the trophy.
Fancy dress is encouraged, with previous teams dressed as Vikings, Drag
Queens and Pirates. Crews are made up of people from the local area –
work colleagues – families and friends all coming together to raise
money for the local children of St Mary’s Intensive Care (COSMIC)
There are three prizes to be won. The fastest team, the runner up and
the best dressed. The 2019 winner was construction company McAleer
& Rushe who won in a very close final against Adam & Eve. Along
with the fun of the race, you can also enjoy drinks, street food and
canal side entertainment whilst raising money for this vital local
Sign up to compete against up to 19 other teams to win the 2022 Dragon Boat Regatta Trophy!
COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care) supports the Children’s Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital overlooking Paddington Basin, by helping patients and their families and enabling the dedicated team to treat hundreds of critically ill children from all over London each year
For more information or to sign up click here.