Dragon Boat Festival
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.
|Through April 30||$1,095|
|May 1 – May 31||$1,295|
|June 1 - August 1||$1,595|
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)
5000 Old Osborne Turnpike