Dragonboat Race Day 2018

375 Cottage Farm

Beaufort, SC 29902


Phone: (843) 714-1256

City: Beaufort

Region: Coastal & Islands

Dragonboat Race Day 2018

DRAGONS will once again invade Beaufort, SC on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort! Dragonboat races are sponsored by DragonBoat Beaufort, the local cancer survivor/supporter racing team. Over the last few years, the event has become increasingly popular among locals and out-of-towners alike. The 2017 Dragonboat Race Day drew nearly 500 paddlers, 28 teams and thousands of spectators to the Beaufort seawall. The event raised $45,000 for the organization which helps support those impacted by cancer in Beaufort County both through the sport of dragonboat racing, and outreach efforts, including one-one-one grants to help with needs that are typically not met through traditional means. This will be the 6th annual event for the non-profit organization. Anyone can form a team – businesses, community organizations, civic clubs, churches, schools. All you need is 20-25 paddlers and a drummer to form a team. All teams will be trained how to paddle a dragonboat and all equipment will be supplied including a trained steerer. Teams will race three times during Race Day on June 24 competing for medals. For more information, please visit www.dragonboatraceday.com.

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