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As a reminder, each participant MUST complete the required PARTICIPANT WAIVER in order to compete on race day. Participants must also be at least 18 years of age to race.
ABOUT THE RACES
The Cumberland River Compact Dragon Boat Festival is going on its 13th year of hosting the Dragon Boat races off the East Bank Landing of the Cumberland River, just at the end of Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville. A series of four-boat heats will race a roughly 200 meter stretch of the Cumberland River between the Woodland Street Bridge to the Shelby Street Walking Bridge, to the Grand Champion prize. The races engage Nashville’s most competitive teams to claim the Grand Champion title, all the while fundraising to support the work of the Cumberland River Compact to keep the Cumberland River and its tributaries clean and healthy for future generations.
This year, proceeds from the event will allow the Cumberland River Compact to expand its youth education programming, like Creek Critters, to more schools that fall on the Tennessee Priority List. The program takes live and preserved aquatic specimens into schools and uses interactive games to teach students about aquatic ecosystems and food webs, and demonstrates the skills of environmental scientists.
Signing up a team in the Dragon Boat races is an exciting way to bring your staff, friends, or group members closer together while supporting a great cause. Teams race in traditional looking Dragon Boats complete with 20 paddlers, 1 steerer, and 1 drummer to keep everyone on beat and motivated. Drummers typically dress up in costume to represent their team and show team spirit! Team captains help coordinate their team, set fundraising goals, and coordinate practice schedules.
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