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Lunar Year of the Dragon Promotion Winners!

Exciting Announcement: Winners of Our 2024 Dragon Boat Festival Promotion! 🐉

As the Year of the Dragon 🐉 sets off with a roar, we are thrilled to announce the winners of our exclusive promotion for the 2024 Dragon Boat Festivals. After receiving an overwhelming response from teams eager to participate, we’re delighted to unveil the lucky winners who have clinched fantastic prizes for their crews.

Without further ado, let’s congratulate the winners:

Construction Industry Category:

🏆 Barhale

Milton Keynes:
🏆 Opus Restructuring LLP

🏆 Huawei Technologies R&D UK Ltd

These outstanding teams have not only secured their spots in the upcoming Dragon Boat Festivals but have also bagged amazing prizes, including 25% off their team entry fee, branded T-shirts, water bottles, and fortune cookies for their entire crew! 🌊🙌

For those who missed out this time, fret not! There are still plenty of opportunities to join in the excitement. Head over to to explore our online entry forms or give us a call today at 📞01536 674748 for more information.

Let’s embrace the Year of the Dragon with an exhilarating start and ensure that this year’s Dragon Boat Festivals become an unforgettable adventure for all participating teams! 

Stay tuned for more updates and details as we gear up for an exhilarating Dragon Boat Festival experience. Congratulations once again to our deserving winners! 🎉

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Lunar New Year Promotion – Year of the Dragon!

Exciting news!!! In celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon 🐉, we are launching an exclusive promotion for our 2024 Dragon Boat Festivals 🌊🙌
If you enter your team/(s) by 5pm on the 11th March, you will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win an amazing 25% off your team entry fee, branded T-shirts, water bottles AND fortune cookies for your whole crew!
Head to to find our online entry forms or call us today for more info 📞01536 674748
Embrace the Year of the Dragon with a roaring start and make this year’s Dragon Boat Festivals an unforgettable experience for your team!
🌊 Teams already entered will automatically qualify for the draw!🌊
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The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge returns for the 22nd year!

The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge is finally back after two difficult years and the entries are now officially open for ‘The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge, in aid of CRASH Charity’ – organised by NewWave Events and sponsored by Building Magazine.

The afternoon event will take place on Thursday 19th May at West Reservoir, London, N4 2HA and will welcome 40 teams from across the industry in a battle to be crowned ‘The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Champions 2022’.

You may have noticed few changes here, NewWave Events is the new organiser of event. Alicja Mierzejewska and Lucy Morton, previous Senior Event Managers at Gable Events started the company during the pandemic to carry on the legacy and bring back many annual dragons boat events, including this one.

Alicja Mierzejewska, Executive Director at NewWave Events, said: “We are thrilled to be able to carry on the legacy of the challenge and we are excited to bring new and fresh ideas in the years to come. Lucy and I didn’t hesitate at all with a decision of starting NewWave Events. Being involved with planning this challenge previously, we knew it was and is an important event for the participants, charity, and the construction industry, so we started planning as soon as possible. When Gable Events closed it was certainly an end of an era, but we are optimistic for the future, and we are here to bring everyone back together again after what’s been a difficult time for everyone! Our dragons are ready and waiting, so see you all in 2022 for a great day of fundraising and teambuilding!”

Lucy Morton, Executive Director at NewWave Events, said: “The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge is definitely one of my favourite events and I am so glad we can now bring this back to the city once again. To be able to continue the partnership with CRASH Charity for 2022 is just the icing on the cake for the come-back of this event! We are all systems go now at NewWave with the preparations and cannot wait to welcome teams and spectators back for the 22nd year!”

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing originates from ancient China and is the fastest growing water-based activity in Britain – as well as being the most fun. Up to 10 people paddle each boat with a drummer at the front beating time. Each team will have a professional helm steering a straight course but it’s up to you to paddle the 150m course to the finish line.

What’s included?

The afternoon guarantees you a minimum of two races, bankside entertainment, BBQ, prize giving, souvenir programme, qualified staff, dragon boats and equipment.

You don’t need any prior dragon boat racing experience to take part (or to take the winner’s trophy!) just plenty of team spirit.

Why take part?

This action-filled afternoon is an unmissable opportunity for team-building, whether you’re welcoming new employees or thanking your team and key clients. Taking part will give your company a unique opportunity to challenge your peers on the water, build relationships and build your network whilst supporting your industry charity.

‘’CRASH is delighted to partner with NewWave Events and media partner Building, for the 22nd year Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of CRASH charity. It’s a fantastic fundraising event, promoting teamwork, relationship building and good old-fashioned fun! Over the years it has raised an incredible amount for CRASH’s vital work supporting homelessness and hospice organisations and we are so grateful to all the teams involved. We are looking forward to seeing many of our industry supporters ready to race in aid of CRASH on 19th May 2022.’’ Lucie Gillard, Fundraising Coordinator at CRASH

Hundreds of companies have already discovered the sport’s team building benefits and raised much-needed funds for CRASH so why not be part of it?

How to enter

To secure your team’s place on Thursday 19th May and for further event details, please visit or call 01536 674 748 For further information on CRASH’s vital work and how you can help please visit