POSTPONED! Please Check Back for Our New 2019 Date!
We are very sorry to announce that due to scheduling conflicts, we are postponing the Grand Prairie Dragon Boat Festival until next year. Check back often for our 2019 date.
Registering a Dragon Boat Team
Each team that registers will race 3 times on race day. All races will be on a 350m fully buoyed race course.
Team registration will be open until Friday, October 5th. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Final team rosters are due no later than Monday, October 8th.
All of the necessary equipment will be supplied to your team during practice and the races, including a boat, life vests, paddles and a steersperson / coach. Your team must supply the paddlers (at least 10 paddlers must be women) and the drummer (drummer need not be present at the practice).
Your team's registration includes 1 practice session, which will be scheduled in the weeks leading up to the event. You will also receive a space in the park where your team can set up a tent, camp chairs, coolers, etc to use as a rest area during the event.
Corporate: This is for groups entering from a for profit entity, or sponsored by a for profit entity, wishing to receive the recognition benefits of a for profit entry. Corporate teams have the benefit of promoting their business or sponsor through their team name, team uniforms (t-shirts), team tent decor and team bio which will be read over the PA system at the event.
Non Profit: This entry level is for businesses and organizations that are a registered non profit with the state of Florida. The same recognition benefits apply as in the corporate level. Tampa-based dragon boat or paddling clubs would fall into this category.
Community (local): This entry level is for a group of paddlers with no affiliation to a corporation or business, essentially friends and/or family members coming together to form a team.
Club or Visiting: This entry level is for established dragon boat club teams that practice together regularly, regardless of their competitive or recreational nature.
Corporate Team $ 1,350 Community / Nonprofit Team $ 950 Club or Visiting Team $ 800 Individuals $ 48