Entry includes a one hour practice after working hours at the Olympic Venue in the week preceding the event. Teams will be coached by experienced dragon boat paddlers including some of the local athletes of the United States National Dragon Boat Team.
LCKC provides a steersperson. Team are highly encouraged to bring your own drummer. Teams will compete in distances of 200 meter, 100 meter, and an optional 1,000 meter race in a looped course.
Award categories include: highest fund-raising team, best costumed drummer, most enthusiastic team, best overall team theme, and race awards 1st through 3rd in categories such as; Educational, Municipal, Corporate, Community, and Open, when 3 or more teams are under that category. Teams in the Open category must have at least eight women plus a drummer.
All types of groups are welcome – small and large corporations, fire departments and law enforcement, youth sports organizations, schools, churches, neighborhoods, etc.