FUN, fast-paced action and a good cause is what awaits competitors in this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge at Lake Canobolas.
The Day at the Beach event is part of the Slow Summer festival and was a huge success last year, Taste Orange executive officer Rhonda Sear said.
The Taste Orange team was the first to sign up for this year’s event, with competitors eager to better their race times.
“Last year I was the only one who had been in a dragon boat so we know what we’re doing [this year],” Ms Sear said.
Team Taste Orange will once again raise money for the Anson Street School leading up to and during the event.
“We go out there for fun and it’s going to be great to raise money for our charity and do the best we can,” she said.
This year teams will be more prepared for the Dragon Boat Challenge with paddlers to take part in two training sessions before the event.
“Everyone gets an equal opportunity,” Ms Sear said.
She encourages other business or community groups to get their own team together for the Dragon Boat Challenge.
“It’s an opportunity to get together in a fun environment and team build,” she said.
A minimum of 12 people are required to enter a team, with a maximum of 16 allowed.
Teams fundraise for a charity at the event with 65 per cent of the total prize pool of funds to go to the winning team’s charity.
For more information or to enter a team contact Taste Orange on 6360 1990.