Dragon Boat Race at Knockburn Loch

Dragon boat Race
Dragon boat Race

Companies in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have an opportunity to take part in a unique Dragon Boat race on August 24.

There are 38 corporate teams who have already committed to take part in the race, which is the seventh event in the 2013 activitymix Corporate Decathlon calendar.

Owing to increased interest six more teams are being offered the chance to sign up and join over 400 participants, largely from the energy sector, at Knockburn Loch.

Teams of 10 people will work together to paddle the 30ft long boat, featuring a dragon’s head and tail, along a 200m route.

In traditional style each boat will be motivated and encouraged by a drummer on-board beating in time.

Amanda Kirk, business development manager of active engagement specialists activitymix, said: “This is the first time we’ve brought Dragon Boats to Aberdeen and, since launching the 2013 Corporate Decathlon schedule, it’s been our most anticipated and talked about event.”

“Our events are all designed to inspire and activate employee engagement.

“Studies show that companies with higher levels of engagement benefit from reduced staff turnover rates, reduced sickness levels, improved moral and higher productivity.

“Not only do the participants benefit from taking part, support from the wider organisation can positively affect the whole company and we think this event is likely to become a talking point in the canteen.”

Each team must include five men and five women, although the squad can be up to 15 people in total, but 11 people is the maximum allowed in the boat at one time.

The Dragon Boat racing will take place at Knockburn Loch on Saturday, August 24, from 9am.

For more information contact activitymix on 0845 2700 160