Organisers hope the The 2017 Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race will raise more than £100,000 for charity.
Taking place on June 24, the event will be in aid of Cure Leukaemia.
Nathan Sanghera, marketing and events executive at Brindleyplace said a number of teams were getting ready to battle it out.
“The Dragonboat Race is the one of the largest and longest running fundraising events in Birmingham,” he said. “With corporate teams such as Deutsche Bank and Vodaphone taking part, as well as a ‘Dad’s boat’ captained by Geoff Thomas, it’s a great mix of the Birmingham business community coming together, as well as a great family day out with lots of entertainment taking place in Central Square.
“This year the main difference is that we are aiming to raise a record breaking £100,000 for Cure Leukaemia’s £1million appeal.
“There will be an online fundraising competition and league table. All those taking part in the race will have some competition leading up to the day, trying to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”
A giant screen will also be put up in Brindleyplace’s Central Square so people can see the action unfold.
Boats will race from Gas Street Basin to the Barclaycard Arena.
For more details on the race visit the Brindleyplace website.