Dragon Boat Paddlathon

By Rally 4 Research / Sydney Zodiacs

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Beating the drum for change..

Everyone has mental health, just as we have physical health.

We commit daily to choices that support our physical wellbeing.

Does mental health fit into your daily schedule?

In Australia..

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people.

Suicide is the cause of 1 in 3 deaths across all ages.

75% of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25.

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 young people.

Help us elevate mental wellbeing to share the stage with physical wellbeing and feature in the daily habits and choices of our friends, family, neighbours, and community.

Paddles up for mental wellbeing

Dragon boating is an ancient chinese sport that embraces the fundamental elements of mental wellbeing at it's core... social camaraderie, team spirit, and a sense of purpose.

We invite you to be part of the first ever Dragon Boat Paddlathon to help us shine the spotlight on team sport for mental wellbeing.

There is something for everyone. No experience necessary!

Join our 3km lap of the bay boats for an introduction to dragon boating.

Up the ante and take on the 10km distance challenge!

Or challenge yourself and your team to a marathon event!

Half Marathon 21.1km / Marathon 42.195km / Ultra Marathon 55km

Trophies will be awarded to the fastest distance crews of the day!

The greater your challenge, the more funds we raise!

It's all happening at Bank Street Pyrmont on Sunday 25th March!

How you can get aboard..

Join our Facebook page to stay in the loop with event details.

Pick your challenge!

Rally some friends to come with you and share in the fun!

Register your entry via donation.

Not keen to paddle but love to support. Please donate!

We have 2 goals:

1. Elevate mental health to share the limelight with physical health.

2. Raise $20,000 for research and community support.

Funds raised will be donated equally to

Black Dog Institute - researching mental health in Australia

Headspace - supporting our young people in need.

Please help Rally 4 Research and Sydney Zodiacs promote the importance of mental wellbeing in our community and raise much needed funds to support our national research and youth support foundations.

You can make the difference.

Paddles Up!

We are looking forward to paddling with you on Sunday 25th March.

Please share our event and invite friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to join you on Sunday 25th March.

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Team Members

Tanya White

Mary Weaver