Time to snap up a dragon boat for this year’s race

Dragon boats at last year's races

Dragon boats at last year's races

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The Nene Valley Dragon boat race is coming to the county again this year.

Teams of 10 rowers and one drummer will once again take to the water and compete for first place and the coveted winner’s trophy.

It is hoped this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before with more teams and, most importantly, more money being raised for charity.

Last year, more than £25,000.00 was raised for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice and the event will be supporting these local charities again this year.

The event is great fun for competitors and spectators alike.

As well as the racing, there will be live music and craft and gift stalls to keep the whole family entertained.

This year’s event will take place at the newly restored lake in Wicksteed Park, Kettering, on Sunday, August 31.

Entrance to the race is £350 per boat and places are being snapped up fast.

If you are interested in joining in the fun visit www.nenevalleydragons.org.uk or email infor@nenevalleydragons.org.uk for more information on how to enter.

Follow preparations for the event on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #nvd14.