Dragon Boat Race

There's no experience required for this one! Take part in the Dragon Boat Race...

2024 - date TBC

This annual Rotary event is a great family day out at Kingston upon Thames Riverside and offers a fun chance to try out some dragon boat racing.

Children and families are welcome at the event but you must arrange childcare whilst you're in the boat.

It's a really good day with a carnival atmosphere.

Register your interest by emailing fundraising@widowedandyoung.org.uk or click the link below.

What's it all about?


Large group of people in blue and white t-shirts smile at the camera. They are stood on grass in front of trees.

Two teams of intrepid WAY members – joined by another team of enthusiastic supporters from the law firm Irwin Mitchell – went head to head at the Kingston Upon Thames Dragon Boat Race in 2023 to help support young widows and widowers across the UK.

Imagine swan masks and Elvis wigs clashing with Hawaiian shirts and pirate costumes, all set to the infectious beats of the Hawaii 5-0 theme tune, booming from the banks of the River Thames!

Read more about 2023's Dragon Boat Race here...