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Downtown Dragon, Drum, and Paddle Dragon Boat Races in Knoxville August 29, 2015

Registration is open for the Inaugural Downtown Dragon, Drum, and Paddle Dragon Boat Races in Knoxville. Get the Ride of your Life Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Volunteer Landing.

Many, many thanks to our sponsors!


























The 8th fastest growing sport in the world and the most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action, dragon boat racing grows in popularity each year is coming to downtown Knoxville! Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic Hong Kong-style, 46-foot-long dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can participate, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win. Bring your Best!






Register your team of colleagues, friends, church members, civic organization leaders, customers - anyone willing to take the challenge for title of Grand Champion! To learn more about team registration and participation, click here



Get on the Boat before the early registration deadline of July 15, 2015. Register your team for fun on the water!  To reserve your boat online, click here.


The Race Course is 250m long.


Hotel accomodations:  Holiday Inn World's Fair Park $109/day single or double room.  Reference: Dragon, Drum, and Paddle Dragon Boat Race.  Hotel room block closes August 7, 2015.  Call  865.934.3290 to reserve. "Kids Eat Free" program not available with this reservation. (But we know great restaurants, just ask!)



Interested in being a sponsor for the inaugural Downtown Dragon, Drum, and Paddle Dragon Boat Race?  Click here download the sponsorship packet.


To see some cool videos of other races, click here.



The Team - 20 paddlers and a drummer to keep the beat of the stroke. One trained steerer is provided.  To learn more about how do put together your winning team, click here.


The course is 250m on the Tennessee River.  "Like" us on Facebook and Twitter. We'll keep you updated there.

Team Captain - The team captain leads the effort to recruit the team, keep them informed (we will keep you informed) and encourage team members to raise pledges.



Team Co-Captain - The team co-captain helps and supports the captain. The team captain may assign the co-captain certain tasks to help with the process.



Registration Fee - The fee is $1,000 for corporate teams and $850 for non-profit teams on or before July 15, 2015.


It's $900 for non-profits and $1,200 for corporate teams after July 15, 2015.



Team Benefits - On-water practice session, at least two heats on race day, company/team name on Web site, team building like none other and a community event that grows in popularity each year.  

Team Practice Schedule, click here.  Pick three dates. The dark shaded areas are already taken.  We will try to give you your first choice.  They fill up fast!


For team sign-ups or corporate sponsorships, contact Renée Victoria Hoyos at 865.522.7007 x 100 or renee at tcwn.org

Teams please review the Volunteer Landing Rules and Regulations. While you are not "vendors" you should be familiar with these rules.  We will help you as much as we can during the race. 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downtowndragonrace

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnoxvilleDBR






Team Registration_V4.pdf580.23 KB
sponsorship packet - FINAL.pdf2 MB
VL Rules and Regulations.pdf613.05 KB
2015 Team Practice Schedule_requests.pdf48.95 KB

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Knoxville, TN 37902


Mailing Address:

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Knoxville, TN 37901


Office: 865.522.7007

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