SOAR UK is a Cancer Support group with a difference

Survivors On A River

Soaring Dragons are launching an All Cancer Crew named SOAR UK on 11am 3rd April 2022.
SOAR whilst referencing the local River Soar on which we train stands for Survivors On A River.
SOAR UK is a Cancer Support group with a difference.
Scientific studies have proven the benefits of Dragon Boating as regular exercise for those diagnosed with Cancer.
In Canada 1996, Dr McKenzie formed the first specifically breast cancer survivors’ dragon boat team to test the effect of upper body exercise on lymphoedema and general well-being. The positive results of this research were the catalyst to the start of the all cancer dragonboat crew movement. NHS North Lancashire and Sheffield Hallam University have since supported Dr McKenzie’s findings showing improved symptoms for those having suffered with cancer including wider benefits such as being physically stronger and having more energy.
Soaring Dragons want to bring this healthy community support to the Midlands. We would like to extend you an invite to come and meet the team, try dragonboating, and who knows, you might just enjoy it as much as we do! We are hosting a specific open day on 3rd April 2022 at 11am however we meet every Wednesday evening at 6pm and Sunday morning at 9am for an alternative date.
We support, we train, we race, we keep strong and we share happy experiences. Our ethos is based on caring for one another and providing that time of escapism to avoid dwelling on circumstances, but acknowledging the journey each person is taking.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Make friends for life whilst getting fit!

Make friends for life whilst getting fit!

Why Dragon Boat Racing?


As coordination and teamwork is the name of the game in dragon boat racing, you'll find that our team spirit is like no other. It's the perfect place to make friends for life.


Although the Soaring Dragons club is suitable for most abilities, we won't deny that it can often be hard work! It's a fantastic and unique way to exercise.


Dragon boat racing is over 4000 years old, but in the UK it's a fairly new phenomenon. Trying out different things is always good, and you might be a natural!

Watch us in action

The Soaring Gallery

From training sessions to competitions, and from Christmas parties to weekends away, take a look at what the Soaring Dragons team gets up to!