The best way to enjoy the festival is by being on a team. Here is what you need:
20 paddlers (friends, family, colleagues, etc.)
Each team will designate a captain to coordinate the team. This person can be either a paddler or the drummer, who sits at the front of the boat.
So check with your co-workers, friends, gym buddies and family. Our last festival had 24 teams.
As you form your team, keep in mind that all team members have to be at least 15 years old.
The registration fees, which cover the cost of bringing the dragon boats and race personnel to town are:
Corporate teams $1,300
Community teams $1,000
Established Club teams $850
Too much you say? These prices work out to approximately $38-$49 per team member. About the cost of a round of golf or softball tournament. Given the free practice/training session, the Friday night kick-off party, and a full day of outdoor fun and festivities, these prices are a bargain.
As this is a fundraiser, we are asking all teams to secure pledges for your team. Our top 4 fundraising teams will compete in a special race, the winner of which receives a special trophy, bragging rights and FREE team registration in the 2023 festival! Remember, all proceeds go to support HandsOn Texarkana community programs. Now that you’re ready to register your team, click the Registration button below.
Can’t pull together 20 paddlers and a drummer but still want to join in on the racing fun? No problem. Just register as an individual paddler and we will match you with a team. The registration fee is $30. This entitles you to attend the Fiday pre-party event, a training session on the water and an entire day of racing fun! All individual paddlers must be at least 16 years old