Dragon Boat Racing and the Milton Keynes Festival

Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 16 people paddle each 40’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

The 18th Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at Willen Lake and more than 50 teams are expected to compete over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators. As well as the exciting races, a wide range of bankside entertainment, food stalls and fun activities guarantee a fabulous day out for all the family!

Standard entry includes:

  • Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Music and entertainment
  • Souvenir programme
  • Trophies for the top five crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum seven ladies), the crew raising the most money for MacIntyre and the ‘best dressed’ crew
  • Medals for the top three crews
  • A special prize meal at Melis Restaurant in Central MK for the crew raising the most money for MacIntyre, sponsored by Merinvest


MacIntyre is a national charity supporting children, young people and adults who have a learning disability. Our Central office is in Milton Keynes; across the city we support around 200 people in a variety of settings.

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they may need support to:

  • Understand new or complex information
  • Learn new skills
  • Live independently

MacIntyre receives funding to provide its core services, meaning that fundraised income can be used to buy the extras that make a real and tangible difference to the people we support. Examples of this include: sports and play equipment; activity sessions and breaks; sensory items; equipment and technology to aid communication or music equipment.

Every penny raised at this event will be used to benefit people in the Milton Keynes area. If there is a particular MacIntyre service that you would like to support please contact the MacIntyre Fundraising team who will be happy to arrange this.

For further information
Visit: www.macintyrecharity.org
Phone: 01908 230100
Email: events@macintyrecharity.org

Registered charity number: 250840
Registered with the Fundraising Regulator

About Gable Events

Gable Events has over 20 years’ experience in corporate event management and offers a full portfolio of indoor and outdoor activities for motivation, team building and fun ranging from CSI to creative challenges, it’s a knockouts to treasure hunts and race nights to murder mysteries and Christmas parties.

To find out more about Gable Events, visit www.gable-events.co.uk, email info@gableevents.co.uk or call 01780 470 718