Get involved Events Reading Dragon Boat Festival For the second year running this exciting Dragon Boat Racing event is coming to Reading. A day filled with fun and energy, it's a great chance to take part in something a little different. Full training is given on the day and your instructor will be on hand throughout to talk you through everything you need to know. Who can take part Teams can be made up of up to 15 people, but your crew will need a minimum of 10 paddlers and 1 drummer to compete. You need to be aged at least 16 on race day to be a paddler, and if you are aged between 16 and 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to give their consent. The drummer can be aged 12 or over, and again, parental consent must be given. Costs and fundraising target Entry is from £34 per team member, with a minimum fundraising commitment of £50 each. How to book To book your team a place, please click here. Please contact us once you have registered, to let us know.