Event Details
Event Date
30 July 2022
Event Type
Challenge, Corporate, Family, Social Event, Sports Event
Event Cost
See booking form

About Cardboard Boat Race

NEW EVENT FOR 2022! Build your boat and paddle to victory in the Cardboard Boat Race. Join us on Saturday 30th July 2022 at Leeds Dock with your oars ready!

The competition is open to individuals, families, local businesses and anyone who would like to have a go! All you need is a cardboard boat, a team name and a good sense of humour

The aim of the event is to make and race a boat (no rafts) made entirely out of cardboard, with between two and six people on board. Competitors will attempt to complete the race and make it to the finish line without their boat sinking.

*Fancy dress is strongly advised*


Leeds Dock

Cost and Sponsorship

The registration fee is £18 for adults and £10 for children. We're also offering a group discount for 6 adults. Please email Laura at laura.martin@st-gemma.co.uk to book as a group.

There is no minimum sponsorship for this event, however we encourage you to raise as much as you can towards patient care at St Gemma's Hospice. 


Boats must be built prior to the event and made of only cardboard. Duct tape may be used for joining seals.

The minimum age of entrants is 12 years old. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 18’s need to have parents/guardians present at the race, along with their written consent.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact Laura or call 0113 218 5580.

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