Dragon Boat Festival
Rally your coworkers, friends and family, and join us for Richmond’s newest spectacle on water – dragon boating! Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – we’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races.
|Out of State||In State|
|Through December 31, 2012||$795||$995|
|May 1 – June 30||$995||$1,295|
|July 1-August 5||$1,195||$1,595|
Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year.
11:00 a.m. - Team Check-In Opens
12:40 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
1:00 p.m. - Racing Begins
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Authentic Chinese Entertainment
8:00 p.m. - Racing Concludes
8:00 p.m. - Concert Featuring 'The Hit List' Begins
Teams must have a minimum of 21 or maximum of 25 people (20 paddlers and 1 drummer, plus 4 alternates). All teams will race once and then be assigned to a heat based on their finish time. Teams will compete to win their heat in hopes of advancing to the divisional championship.
**Please note: Teams competing in the mixed (co-ed) division must have a minimum of eight females paddling (based on a 20 person paddler crew)
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5000 Old Osborne Turnpike