Walgreens Richmond International
Dragon Boat Festival
August 2, 2014 - Rocketts Landing

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Rally your coworkers, friends and family, and join us for Richmond’s biggest 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.


Date Team Fee
Through April 30 $1,095
May 1 – May 31 $1,295
June 1 - August 1 $1,595

Cost includes:

  • Guarantee of 3 races
  • One team practice session during week leading up to event
  • A 10’x10’ team tent (can be upgraded at time of registration)
  • A boat, lifejackets, and paddles
  • A steersperson

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year.




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)


You can register one of two ways:
Online through Great White North
Print out and mail in a registration form


Sat, August 02, 2014


Rocketts Landing
5000 Old Osborne Turnpike
Richmond, VA

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