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The Al-Noor Annual Boat Race is a hugely popular family event held in London

The Al-Noor Annual Boat Race is a hugely popular family event held in Redbridge, London. The event consists of a funfair, aqua park, stalls, boat village, picnic areas, paddling boat for hire and of course, the boat race itself.

The event is open to all schools, faith groups, charities and corporate organisations.

The event aims to unite the community whereby individuals, families and organisations have the opportunity to raise money for charitable causes which are close to their hearts,.

Each team requires 20 people (17 riders & 3 subs) to participate and row to compete against 3 other boats.

The boat race consists of qualifying rounds, and each charity will participate in a minimum of 2 rounds. The fastest teams in each round are then shortlisted to participate against the top teams in the semi-final and final.

Alhamdulillah, despite huge demand, we have managed to book a team in for the boat race this year.


Participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as places will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.

Cost of £149 will cover:
• Hotel – 2 Adults per room, (twin beds)
• Travel (Minibus)
• Registration and participation fees

Depart Date, Time & Location:
World Care Foundation 70 Warren Street, Dewsbury WF12 9LY on Friday 7th July @ 7pm

Return Date, Time & Location
Fairlop Waters Forest Road, Barkingside IG6 3HN on Saturday 8th July @ 7pm

For people attending from London – £60 cost of participation.


We recommend you book a practice session on the rafts. This can be done on Saturday 17th June at: Mirfield Shepley Bridge Marina, Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield WF14 9HR (/Morning session – 3 hours).

The cost of this is £15 per person. The booking is for 2 rafts only (6 per raft).


List of suggested items to bring on the day:
• Spare clothes
• Camping chair
• Blanket


1. How do I register my team?

Follow the registration link on the home page of this website.


2. How many people are allowed on each boat?

Up to 17 people are allowed on a boat at any one time.


3. How much will each boat cost?

Each boat will cost £1195 for charity organisations and £1500 for corporate organisations.


4. What experience do I need to row the boat?

No previous experience is required, the dragon boat team will induct each boat team independently on the day.


5. How will the boat race work?

Each team is entered into a series of heats throughout the day. As the day progresses winning teams progress into the knockout stages and there will be a grand finale at the end of the day. 


6. Does the event cover health and safety regulations?

Yes, we are working with a specialist dragon boat events company who is providing all legal health and safety, and public liability cover for the event.


7. Who can I contact if I have any further details?

All further queries can be submitted via the Contact form.


8. Is there an age restriction for the boat race participants? Minimum age?

Minimum age is 12+ years.


9. Will we get life jackets for all participants?

Yes. Life jackets are compulsory for all participants.


10. Will there be a helmsman for our boat?

Yes. A helmsman is provided for every boat.


11. Will there be any food and refreshments available on the day?

Yes. We will be selling breakfast, tea, coffee, cold drinks and lunch throughout the day.


12. Are there any activities for children and families during the day?

Yes. There will be a mini fun fair, paddling boats available for hire, an aqua park, designated picnic area and a boat village where there will be various charity stalls and activities planned for children. Fairlop waters is also a great place to walk, cycle and run around in general.

World Care Foundation | Charity Details Registered in Scotland SC046662. Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)