How to Enter the race
*** Entries for the DW 2018 have now closed ***
Entry Deadline: The closing date for entries is Sunday, 18th March 2018, and payment must be received by DW (by cheque or on-line cleared funds) no later than prizegiving at Waterside D at 16:00 hrs.
Submission of the online entry form does not guarantee or reserve an entry, entries will only be confirmed once the entry form and full payment have been received.
There are NO late entries.
All entrants must read the rules BEFORE submitting their entry, along with the Advice to Competitors page.
Choose which class you wish to enter. The options are:
Senior Doubles: Crew of 2 adults, non stop (adult age 18 or more on 1st January in the year of the race)
Senior Singles: Crew of 1 adult, over 4 days (adult age 18 or more on 1st January in the year of the race)
Junior Doubles: Crew of 2 juniors, over 4 days (Junior over 15 and under 19 on 1st January in the year of the race)
Veteran Junior: 1 adult, 1 junior, over 4 days (adult age 35 or more on 1st January in the year of the race, Junior over 15 and under 19 on 1st January in the year of the race)
Endeavour: Crew of 2 (2 adults or 1 adult, 1 junior) over 4 days, non competative, no timings given.(adult age 18 or more on 1st January in the year of the race, Junior over 15 and under 19 on 1st January in the year of the race)
Please ensure you are eligible for the class chosen by referring to the rules section of this website.
Any attempt by an ineligible paddler to take part will result in disqualification from that year's race.. Th e DW Organisation also reserves the right to ban that paddler from entering the race for a further 3 years, and to decline any entry associated with that paddler's club or team leader for 1 year.
Note the required entry fee:
Senior Doubles: £225, Senior Singles: £165, Junior Doubles: £300, Veteran Junior: £245, Endeavour: £245
Team entries must be submitted no later than midnight on the Wednesday before Good Friday. Team entry forms, together with Team composition rules, can be found here:
Senior Team Entry (Senior Doubles, Senior Singles and Trans-Class Team Trophies)
Junior Team Entry (All Junior Doubles Categories)
Entrants should be members of British Canoeing.
To join, please click the following button. If you are not a member or do not wish to join, you must obtain licences from the Canal and Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency to permit you to paddle on the course.
Boats must carry a current licence for the canal (Canal & River Trust) and for the River Thames (Environment Agency). Do not use the waterways without the correct licence, as this could affect permission to run the Race in the future and you may be disqualified. British Canoeing or Canoe Wales membership incorporates both Canal and Thames licences. Members of CANI and SCA should separately purchase CRT & EA licences to permit paddling on the course. For overseas (non-UK) residents, DW will provide help with purchasing licences.
Click below to enter the online entry system
Sorry - entries for DW2018 have now closed