Dragon Boat Race
Drums & Dragons provides a unique and unforgettable fundraising experience to Asheville, North Carolina.
100% of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit St Gerard House and two other area non-profits, as well as support fundraising programs of the WNC Bridge Foundation.
Dragon boat racing consists of a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer paddling to cross the finish line faster than their competition. It’s a team sport that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance. People who never thought of themselves as athletes can thrive in a dragon boat, and people who are athletes discover a challenging alternative to general sports.
With origins dating back 2,300 years to Southern China, dragon boat racing is the most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action. Teams race in authentic 46-foot-long, Hong Kong-style dragon boats. Today, dragon boat racing is the fastest growing international team water sport. People are drawn to the excitement, friendly competition, and community spirit surrounding the sport.
Find out more at Drumsanddragons.org/donate-now.