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Dragon Boat Races at Riverfest

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

WELCOME TO RIVERFEST

Riverfest is all about bringing the Clarksville community together and building comradery between neighbors. The event creates an atmosphere that celebrates and showcases the cultural diversity of Clarksville through music, local eats, drinks, shopping, and recreational activities for the entire family.

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DRAGON BOAT RACES AT RIVERFEST

It’s an exciting year for Riverfest! The festival returns and welcomes a new reason to enjoy the Cumberland River. Dragon Boat Racing will be a new addition to this year’s festival, offering an opportunity to get out on the water to participate in a global racing sport.

Cumberland River Compact will introduce Dragon Boat Racing to Clarksville at this year’s Riverfest in addition to expanding its restoration efforts and environmental education programming to the area. The Cumberland River Compact has hosted its annual Dragon Boat Festival in Nashville for the past 14 years and will host its Nashville festival this year on September 17th, one week after Riverfest.

Dragon Boat racing is rooted in ancient Chinese tradition dating back more than 2000 years but today, it is a modern and international sport enjoyed by many. Decorative dragon boats are occupied by 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, and one steerer. Teams race approximately 200 meters in heats throughout the day for the best time and the Grand Champion title.

Dragon Boat racing is an exciting team-building opportunity for civic and community groups, corporate groups, and individuals! Winning is not about strength – it’s about teamwork and synchronicity in the boat – making this a great sport for participants of all skill levels. All you need is 20 friends or coworkers and a team captain and the Cumberland River Compact will help you with the rest! Each boat will be provided with a trained steerer. Teams will be able to schedule practice times during the week leading up to the races.

 

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2022 REGISTRATION FEES

Community team or Nonprofit – $1,000
Corporate Team – $1,500

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER A TEAM

  1. A team captain who will be responsible for coordinating registration & logistics, attending informational meetings, leading fundraising efforts, and recruiting paddlers for their team boat. *This person will be the Cumberland River Compact’s main point of contact up to race day! This person is often the team’s drummer and mascot as well but that is not required.
  2. Please be prepared to complete your registration payment within 30 days of receiving your team’s invoice to hold your boat. Payment can be made online or by check. Your boat slot will not be held if payment is not received within 30 days!
  3. Fill out the registration form below. Once you have completed the registration intake form, a Cumberland River Compact staff member will reach out to you to complete your registration payment.

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

  • April 15 – Earlybird Registration Opens (Save $100)
  • May 1 – Earlybird Registration Closes
  • May 2 – Regular Registration Opens
  • May 30 – Regular Registration Closes
  • Last Chance To Cancel Registration For An 85% Refund
  • No Refunds Will Be Given After May 30th
  • June 30 – Last Day For Registration Payment
  • July 1 – Waitlist Activated
  • July 30 – Last Day For Waitlist Payments

REGISTER A TEAM

Details

Date:
September 10
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.cityofclarksville.com/442/Riverfest

Venue

McGregor Park
640 N Riverside Dr
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Phone:
(931) 645-7476
Website:
https://www.cityofclarksville.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/McGregor-Park-26

Organizer

Cumberland River Compact
Phone:
6158371151
Email:
info@cumberlandrivercompact.org
Website:
www.cumberlandrivercompact.org