Welcome to the Eighth Annual Gainesville/Hall Dragonboat Challenge, featuring 10 Paddler boats! Along with your Drummer, it is easy to get 11 coworkers and friends together and form a team!
NEW DATE for 2020 is - JUNE 13th! Should this date not work due to COVID-19, we will move to Dragons at the Park on Oct. 12th.
Entry Fee is only $400 per team...and then your Team sets forth to raise an additional $400 (or more) for either our local Special Olympics programs of Hall County, or, the chairty of your choice! Our default charity is Special Olympics.
Bring your check from your fundraising efforts to the May event to be in the running for
Highest Fundraising team, awarded during the lunch break!
Please select the charlity you will be raising funds for near the bottom of the form.
Entry includes a one hour practice after working hours at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club in the week preceding the event. Teams will be coached by experienced dragon boat paddlers including some of the local athletes of 2018 World Champions, the United States National Dragon Boat Team.
LCKC provides a steersperson. Teams must 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, and race medals 1st through 3rd in categories such as; Educational, Municipal, Corporate, Community, and Open, when 3 or more teams are under that category. Plus, 1st through 3rd plus overall champion award based on the Dragon Final! Teams in the Open category must have at least four 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.