What is the Al-Noor Annual Boat Race

The Al-Noor Annual Boat Race is an event which has been established by the Al-Noor Foundation in the Summer of 2018, at Fairlop Waters in the London Borough of Redbridge. The next event will take place on Saturday 20th June 2020.

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, by simple registering for a boat and participating in the race.

Why a Boat Race?

Boat races are part of the great heritage of British culture and an amazing way to unite both competitors and communities together behind a common cause. Dragon Boat racing is something which is growing in popularity in the UK, originating from Southern China’s Guangdong Province.

The boats we will be using can accommodate up to 17 riders at a time and will be provided by a specialist Dragon Boat company which the Foundation has partnered up with to run the event.

Registered Teams

How can I get involved?

If you are part of a registered UK charity organisation, or want to help any of the charities which will be taking part in the event, all you need to do is register a boat in their name through our on-line registration page and start fundraising.

Fairlop Waters Country Park

Fairlop Waters is the largest country park and leisure facility, located in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is easily accessible from the M25, via the A12, also from the city of London, via the A11 and A12. It is also conveniently positioned for ease of transport via the Central Line to Fairlop and Barkingside stations, which are only a short walk to the complex.
Fairlop sailing lake offers attractive surroundings to participate in activities or just relax and watch the fun. The thirty-eight-acre sailing lake with two large islands offers opportunities for a variety of activities including windsurfing and sailing.
Fairlop Waters, Forest Road Barkingside, Essex, IG6 3HN


Contact Us

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). Can I register for more than one boat?
Yes, boats are offered on a first come, first served basis.
4). How much will each boat cost?
Each boat will cost £850 for charity organisations and £1500 for corporate organisations.
5). 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.
6). 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 final at the end of the day.
7). 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.
8) When is the registration deadline?
31st March 2020.
9). When is the payment deadline?
30th April 2020.
10) Who can i contact if I have any further details?
All further enquiries can be e-mailed to boatrace@al-noor.co.uk