One of the most fun ways to be involved in the 2017 River Valley Dragon Boat Festival is to join or create a team. Here’s what you need:
- 20 paddlers (Friends, family, co-workers, etc.)
- 1 drummer who is light and loud!
Each team needs a captain that will help the Festival committee to coordinate information to your team. This person can be a paddler or the drummer or two people can be co-captains. Your team will be as strong and as excited as your captain is so choose carefully. Although 21 people sounds like a lot to come up with, you can use people you go to church with, go to the gym with, work with or any combination of as many competitive people you can find that love to have a great time.
Important things to remember regarding teams:
- All team members must be 18 years old.
- During each race, there must be at least 8 female paddlers on your boat (not counting the drummer).
The registration for a non-sponsored team is only $500. If that sounds like too much each team has 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and 3 alternates so if you divide that $500 by 24 people the cost to register is only $20.83 per person. So for $21 you get access to a full day of racing on Saturday and a tailgating experience that will leave you counting the days until next year’s race! All of the money raised goes to the Hamilton House so please read their information page on our website and you will feel better knowing your money is going to a very worthy cause. Although we love to have fun this is a fundraising event for a great organization! We will have prizes to give out for team members that raise additional money to help our cause.
Ready to sign up yet? Click on the link below and get started. Paddles up River Valley!
CREATE A TEAM
EVERY TEAM MEMBER WILL NEED TO READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS ON THE RACE WAIVER FORM HERE.