Recreation, Things to do

Take the Dragonboat Challenge June 10

Looking for a great team building opportunity for your corporate, governmental, or community organization? Don’t miss being a part of the Fourth Annual Gainesville/Hall Dragonboat Challenge and help Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club raise funds to support Special Olympics of Hall County!

The Dragonboat Challenge takes place June 10th with race starting at 9am (until approximately 3pm).

Challenge your local competition at the second annual Gainesville/Hall Dragon Boat Challenge and help Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club (LCKC) support the Hall County Special Olympics program. Recruit a team of 20 people (no experience or equipment required) to paddle a boat. Here is how it works:

• Designate a team captain who will handle the registration process.
• Register the team and pay the team entry fee of $650
• Schedule a practice time after business hours the week before the race
• Show up at the scheduled practice time and then again for a fun day of racing on the lake

Entry includes a one hour practice after working hours at the Olympic Venue in the week preceding the event. Teams will be coached by experienced dragon boat paddlers including some of the local athletes of the 2014 World Champions, the United States National Dragon Boat Team.

LCKC provides a steersperson and you can bring your own drummer or we will provide one for you. 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, best overall team theme, and race awards 1st through 3rd in categories such as; Educational, Municipal, Corporate, Community, and Open, when 3 or more teams are under that category. Teams in the Open category must have at least eight 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.


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