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2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Race Day Information


2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival…
Paddling For The Pink…September 8, 2018

 

2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Schedule of Events

2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Venue Layout

2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Vendors

Online Donation To Your Favorite Team

(Directions to AJ Jolly)

Access to the site is available from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. This is a great time to set-up/decorate your tent and take a look at the course. Team Rented Tents will be setup and your Team Name will be on your tent. It is strongly suggested that captains come down to finalize waivers and familiarize themselves with the site. All paddlers must sign a paper waiver or electronic waiver to participate. Teams will get their wristbands when waivers have been turned in to registration and verified either a paper waiver or electronic waiver has been executed.

Saturday: The park will open at 6:30. There is a drop-off area and volunteers available to assist in bringing heavy items to your tent.

We will be beach loading the boats. This means you will get wet up to your knees at least. Please bring water shoes or old sneakers. There will be changing tents available.

Alcohol is not allowed.

A mandatory captains meeting will take place at 7:45 a.m.

Directions to AJ Jolly Park –

From the north:

From I-275 (either direction) or I-471

  • Take US 27 South (Alexandria) for 11 miles-a Hillshire processing plant will be on your left
  • Make the next left at Cooper Bain or Racetrack Road-pass the soccer fields, go over a small bridge
  • Go straight into the park, there will be a ranger’s booth and parking will be on your right

From the south:

Take US 27 North

  • Make a right at Racetrack Road-pass the soccer fields, go over a small bridge
  • Straight into the park, parking will be on your right

2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Race Schedule

The 2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Race Schedule has been posted. Race Times for the first two heats are posted. The final rounds will be based on your best time from the first two heats. Paddles Up!

2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival Venue Map

Venue Map for the 2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival. Don’t forget to bring extra money for our great Food and Merchandise Vendors as well as putting in your bids for the fantastic raffle baskets, silent auction items and split-the-pot. A great day is in store for this Saturday…Paddles Up!

Last Call For Team Registrations

Friday, August 31, 2018 is the last day to register your team for this year’s Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival. There are 5 spots left available for this year. You still have a chance to get on the water and compete for this year’s coveted Paddle Trophy. Don’t miss your chance. If you do not have a full team, register as an individual…other teams would be glad to have another paddler join them. Paddles Up!

Electronic On-Line Waivers EXTENDED TO Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Online Waivers will remain available until Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Please pass the word to all participants of the 2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival to sign the waiver. You can also download a paper copy and bring that with you on Saturday…however, to speed up the process of registration it is preferred to fill out the Online Waiver. Thanks for helping the festival in its green efforts.

 

Registration ENDS…This Friday, August 31, 2018

This Friday, August 31, 2018, all online registrations end and Registrations Fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL.

This includes…
Community Teams, BCS Teams and Individual Registrations (only 5 spots available for this years festival of 36 teams)
Vendor Registrations
Tent Rentals
Electronic On-Line Waivers

This allows the Festival Team the time necessary to complete the race schedule, the plan for the venue setup, sorting and determining the paper waivers that will be needed, check in setup for the racing bands for team members, etc…etc…etc.

To all who have completed the online waivers…THANK YOU. If you have yet to complete the online waiver, Friday is the deadline. Pass the word around and help cut down on the amount of paper needed for this process.

On-Water Practices are this week…Tuesday-Thursday from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please come out and get in a dragon boat!

Paddles Up!

Will Your Team Be The Highest Fundraising Team?

Will your team be the highest Fundraising Team this year? Time to get your family and friends to donate to your team. Each year an award is given to the team with the most donations. So time to get those donations in for this year’s 2018 Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival…Paddles Up!!!

On-Water Practice

On-Water Practices for the weekend have ended. Thanks to those paddles who came out over the two days to get a practice. If you have not scheduled your practice please pick a time on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6-8pm. Each night we expect to train and practice with 72 paddlers each night. Practice makes perfect and some great teamwork was witnessed over the weekend. Paddles Up!

Practice Makes Perfect!

Paddling In Sync is the key to a winning team. Practices start this weekend. Sign up either as a team (Captains do this for all team members) or sign up as an individual if you cannot practice with your team. The video link below shows the proper way to paddle. Make sure to sign the Electronic Waiver…save time and paper.

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