Swindon’s famous dragon boat race, which will be held at Coate Water Leisure Park this weekend, will be sponsored by motor dealership Pebley Beach.
Work colleagues, local clubs and teams of friends will be coming together to form a team of between 12 and 20 rowers to race across the lake, competing for glory and a trophy.
There will also be a prize for the team in the best fancy dress.
The 40 foot long dragon boats are decorated head and tail as Chinese dragons, in a far east tradition that dates back 2000 years. Last year’s event attracted a crowd of 1,500 spectators.
The race, organised by Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club, starts at 10am on Sunday, June 25. Competitors’ entry fees will be donated to charities supported by Rotary.
Dominic Threlfall, managing director of Hyundai and Suzuki dealership Pebley Beach, said: “We’re very pleased to be associated with this year’s event, and hope it raises a lot of money for charity.
“We look forward to meeting spectators and contestants on Sunday.”