Great Northern Dragon Boat Challenge returning to Hetton Lyons Country Park
North East families looking for a fun day out this summer can get fired up – thanks to a spectacular sporting event.
On Sunday, August 11, Hetton Lyons Country Park will play host to the Great Northern Dragon Boat Challenge, where teams race against each other in a sporting tradition that goes back more than 2000 years.
Along with the racing, a whole host of family-friendly entertainment is planned for the day to keep everyone happy – and to raise money for some worthwhile causes.
Entertainment is being provided by finalists from the Genfactor, who will be performing from 11am on the day
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Prior experience isn’t necessary for participants in the race and full training will be given on the day.
“This a fantastic opportunity to have a great day out and watch something very different,” said Ian Wong, President of Sunderland’s SR1 Rotary Group.
“And it’s also a great opportunity for anyone who wants to raise funds for their own charity to do just that.”
Anyone wanting more information or who wants to enter a team – at a cost of £400 per boat - can download the entry form at www.dragonboats.co.uk.