Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Subway Restaurants

September 9, 2017

Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport, Tenn.

The Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Subway Restaurants is a free, all-day family event that has grown into a tradition for the Tri-Cities region.

Dragon boat racing is a graceful, competitive sport that requires teamwork and skill. Each boat has a team of 20 paddlers – led by a drummer who sits in the front of the boat, and directed by the sweep at the rear of the boat –who use strength and coordination to race competing boats.

The Dragon Boat Festival events include:

  • All-day competitive races of up to 40 local dragon boat teams, with a final championship round
  • Battle of the Badges - first responders race
  • Dragonland, sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation
    • Kids dragon boat race
    • Kids activity station
  • Food trucks
  • Health fair
  • Opening parade of dragon boat teams

Collect 21 dragon boat race team members (20 to paddle, one to be the drummer). Each boat must have a minimum of eight female paddlers participating in the race.

Set a fundraising goal. Each dragon boat race team member is encouraged to raise $250, for a minimum team goal of $5,250.

Register your team. You may pay online or mail your registration fee ($900 for corporate
teams; $850 for community/non-profit teams) to: Mountain States Foundation, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604

Build team spirit! Choose a team name and design a T-shirt. All teams are assigned a
20x20 green space with a 10x10 tent included. All teams are encouraged to decorate their area at the set-up party on Friday, September 8. If you would like to bring an additional tent of your own, you are allowed to provide one but it must be a 10x10 and you must set this up yourself.