Dragon boat participants are passionate about this sport. People love it – the thrill, the teamwork, the adrenaline, the interaction in the boat – everything. People are drawn to this sport, to each other in a setting that exemplifies human connectivity on a level comparable to nothing else. People who never thought of themselves as athletes can thrive in a dragon boat. People who are athletes discover a challenging alternative to general sports.
For more information about dragon boat racing, visit www.racedragonboats.com.
What is Dragons on the Lake?
Dragon boat racing provides you and your team members with a unique team-building experience. Teams are comprised of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and a boatload of fun! The boats are 46-feet long and will go as fast as you can paddle, so get your team together and make sure you don't miss out on the fun!
When is the festival?
Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, MD. Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00 am
What happens at the 5th Annual Dragons on the Lake Festival?
It’s a full day of FUN!! Invite your fans to come watch you and other paddlers give it their all to get to the finish line as quickly as possible. Opening ceremonies will start at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Our all day festival will allow each team 2 – 4 races with plenty of spectator and festival action with live music and a diverse selection of food and beverages.
Where do the proceeds go?
The funds support the work of the Cumberland YMCA and stay in our community. Every day, in Cumberland the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything the Y does helps empower our community and the “us” who live in them to thrive. The Cumberland YMCA is a 501c3 non-profit. Donations are fully tax deductible.
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED GOES DIRECTLY TO MAKING OUR COMMUNITY'S TOMORROWS BETTER TODAY, SO DIVE IN AND JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
Donations and Registration
Paddlers competing in the race are asked to raise donations in support of our community organization. Each paddler can help achieve this goal by asking friends and family for small (or large) donations, which can add up quickly.
Registration is $1,300 per team and can be paid for by a team sponsor or by individual contributions. We encourage all teams to set their team goal of raising $2,000. The team that raises the most money will receive the Top Fundraising Team Award and will also have the opportunity to select their team tent location first at the following year’s event. Teams raising donations of $2,000 per team will receive an event t-shirt.
The total registration fee must be paid in full by September 13, 2023. Check your inbox for team captain e-mail updates from firstname.lastname@example.org, particularly as race day nears.
The officials follow US Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) race rules. Please refer to http://www.usdbf.com/ for the full list of rules. The bottom line is good sportsmanship and safety.
Call the Cumberland YMCA
Mail Your Donation
601 Kelly Rd.
Cumberland, MD 21502