York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge 2024

York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge 2024


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The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge has been held annually since 2003.  Over the past 21+ years the cumulative amount raised for a whole host of local charities is c. £1.5million.

On July 14th 2024, 36 teams will be battling it out on the River Ouse between Scarborough Bridge and Lendal Bridge for the Challenge Trophy and other prestigious awards including awards for the fastest Charity Team, fastest Civilian Team and of course the Best Dressed Team Trophy.

All donations raised by Teams are initially channelled through our Rotary Club Charity Fund.

2/3 of the money raised by a team (together with gift aid we receive from HMRC where applicable) goes to their chosen charity, and 1/3 goes to charities chosen by York Rotary, which this year are York Samaritans and York Rotary's Charity Fund, supporting local charities throughout the year.

As well as raising loads of money for the charities, this is a fantastic fun day on the river, a memorable day for all.


*** Registered Teams taking part are required to set up their own page here (Click + Create a Team at the top of this page) and to encourage supporters to sponsor them in the Challenge. Teams are expected (and have committed) to raise at least £2000 each in sponsorship*** 

Please note:

  1. Only use the Create a Team button – ignore other buttons (Fundraise for Us / Donate) as we need all donations to be made through your own TEAM PAGE in order to track these and ensure payments are made to your chosen charity. More info on our website here
  2. If individuals such as your team members wish to raise funds for your team, by setting up their own fundraising page, they must do so VIA YOUR TEAM PAGE.  More info on our website here