If you would like to see a boat race with a difference, come along to Antrim Lough Shore Park on Sunday 23 June from 12 Noon – 5 pm for Antrim’s first ever Dragon Boat Race.

This exciting new dragon adventure is guaranteed to impress participants and spectators alike! Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition over 2000 years old and is one of Britain’s most competitive water sports. It’s a great way to raise money and it’s spectacular, colourful, exciting and fun!

This extremely popular event will see teams from local businesses row Dragon boats along the Six Mile Water River against the clock in a knockout race to win the title of Dragon Champions. This will be a fantastic day out for all the family. As well as the river race, spectators can enjoy a Chinese dragon display, a display from World of Owls, arts and crafts, radio roadshow and mobile animal farm. Everyone is invited to dress up as dragons and there will be prizes for the best dressed!

Money raised from the event will go towards the CLIC Sargent Homes from Homes Appeal to deliver 2 new homes from homes in Belfast, providing free self-catering accommodation for children receiving cancer treatment and their families, within walking distance of the hospital.

The Dragon Boat Race is free of charge to the public. Limited disabled parking will be available at the Lough Shore Park and a free bus service will be running regularly from nearby overflow carparks.

To find out more information about entering a team contact

CLIC Sargent T: 028 9072 5780

For further information about the event contact Antrim Borough Council

T: 028 9446 3113