What You'll Get
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Choose from Three Options
- $45 for registration for one to the dragon-boat festival ($65 value)
- $79 for two Groupons, each good for registration for one to the dragon-boat festival ($130 value)
- $145 for four Groupons, each good for registration for one to the dragon-boat festival ($260 value)
Teams of 21 in dragon boats attempt to take home the first-place trophy during the Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, August 6th. GWN will form teams of 21 by grouping together paddlers of a similar experience level who have signed up as individuals, couples, and small groups. Then the team is supplied with all paddles and lifejackets and is paired with a coach before speeding down the river during mixed, women’s, and open divisions. Read the FAQs about the festival here.
The festival also features music, demonstrations, and Chinese cultural performances throughout the day. Teams can bring a tent and hang out in the Athletes’ Village before and after the race. Each entry covers entry into the event, a 1-hour practice (on Thursday evening, August 4th) with a GWN coach, access to the team tent, and a team shirt.
Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival
Every year, GWN Dragon Boat hosts its own version of the Chinese Duanwu Festival. As festival-goers enjoy authentic Chinese cultural performances, world-class paddlers and weekend warriors alike battle for bragging rights on the water. Crews of 20 paddlers and 1 drummer race for the championship, all while participating in a tradition that dates back to 340 BCE. Plenty of entertainment and food trucks are on hand to keep folks fed and entertained between races.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 6, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift for single voucher option. Limit 1 per person for multiple voucher options. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. Individuals or groups will be placed on a team of 21-26 people. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.