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2nd Annual Dragon Boat Challenge

June 6, 2015 – 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Challenge

Looking for a great team building opportunity for your corporate, governmental, or community organization? Challenge your local competition at the second annual Gainesville/Hall Dragon Boat Challenge and help Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club (LCKC) support the Hall County Special Olympics program. Recruit a team of 20 people (no experience or equipment required) to paddle a boat. Here is how it works:
•Designate a team captain who will handle the registration process.
•Register the team and pay the team entry fee of $500 – that’s just $25.00 per person – the price of a typical 5k run!
•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!
•Schedule a practice time after business hours the week before the race
•Show up at the scheduled practice time and then again for a fun day of racing on the lake


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.

LCKC provides a steersperson and you can bring your own drummer or we will provide one for you. 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 find-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.

All types of groups are welcome – small and large corporations, fire departments and law enforcement, youth sports organizations, schools, churches, neighborhoods, etc.
It is so easy to get a team together for a great cause! Talk to your employer, club, civic organization or Church and ask them to form a team. We are about 4 weeks out from race day. Plenty of time still left to register.…/gainesville-hall-county-dragon-boat-…/or call Dave Haack for details – 470-208-8157

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