Don't miss being a part of the Second Annual Gainesville/Hall Dragonboat Challenge and help Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club to raise funds to support Special Olympics of Hall County!
Teams will compete in distances of 200 meter, 100 meter, and an optional 1,000 meter race in a looped course. NEW this year, the Lanier 7k, a 7,000 meter open-water race not for the faint of heart!
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, Open, when 3 or more teams are under that category. Open Teams will have at least eight ladies plus a drummer.
Team entry fees for the GHBDC are $500.00 For a team of 20 Paddlers plus drummer, that works out to the cost of most 5k runs; about $25 per person for a days’ worth of fun teamwork on Lake Lanier! Entry for the Lanier 7k only is $250.00. Teams who want to race the GHBDC and the Lanier 7k can do it all for only $600.00!
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.