EVENT Details

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 # of Races

 Before Feb 1st

 Before July 1st  

 After July 1st

 Mixed / Women's / Open / ACP / BCP / Paradragons 

 (3 x 500m)





 Mixed / Women's / Open / ACP / BCP / Paradragons (Out-of-Town*)

 (3 x 500m)
*To qualify, teams must live 50+ miles away.





Youth Mixed Teams (Ages 14-18) (3 x 500m)



Practice Session



At least 3 teams must be registered in a division. Any division with less than 3 teams registered will be amalgamated into the next closest racing division offered. 

To ensure races run smoothly, smaller divisions may be combined in heats but will race independently of each other.


Prices are in USD and do not include applicable tax.

Payment Methods: We accept Visa, MasterCard, or Check.

Paying by check: You will receive a discount of $25 USD. This discount will be automatically applied during the registration process.

For more information (i.e. refund policy, multi-event discount, etc), please visit our FAQ page.

Registration Add-Ons

Each team registered at the festival will get a 20 x 20 team site (footprint, not tent rental) within the Athletes' Village. Teams have the option to bring their own tent or rent one from GWN. In addition to tents, chairs and tables are also available. For more information on rentals, please refer to the "Athletes' Village" tab below. Teams may also order additional practices, for more information please refer to the "Practice" tab below. 



Location: The event will take place at Shawnee Mission Park. The address is 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee, Kansas.

Site Map: The 2024 map will be posted 1 week before the event.

Park Rules: We're committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for participants and spectators. Before heading out to the races, there are some things you should know:

BBQs and other cooking equipment are not permitted on-site.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the venue.

Leashed dogs are permitted on-site.

Teams are responsible for picking up their waste within their team sites.  In addition to handing out waste bags during team check-in, there will be wastebaskets located throughout the Athletes' Village to maintain the venue's cleanliness. Let's all work together to keep the site clean and green.



The 2024 race schedule will be posted Monday September 23rd.

At least 3 teams must be registered in a division. Any division with less than 3 teams registered will be amalgamated into the next closest racing division offered. 

To ensure races run smoothly, smaller divisions may be combined in heats but will race independently of each other.

Live Results

Get live race results and progressions on race day using your phone. Visit gwndragonboat.com/results

Race Marshaling

Marshaling for races will begin promptly half an hour before the first race of the day. Teams must be in the Marshalling area 30 minutes before their scheduled race throughout the day.

Race Day Check-In
Every Team Captain must check-in their team at Race Headquarters on race day. Registration will be open at approximately 7:00 am. All waivers must be completed prior to check-in. Please visit the FAQ section for more information on how to check in on race day.

For a speedy check-in, ensure that all waivers for your team are completed. The electronic waiver deadline is 11:59AM EST on Wednesday, September 25th. Online access to waivers will be restricted after the deadline, after which only paper copies will be accepted on Saturday morning.

Team Captain's Meeting

There will be a Team Captain's meeting on Saturday morning to discuss race day rules and answer any participants' questions, approximately 1 hour before the first race.



Industry Cup: First-place teams will receive a trophy and gold medals.

Consolation Division Finals: First-place teams will receive a trophy and gold medals.

Grand Finals: Third and second-place teams will receive bronze and silver medals, respectively.  First-place teams will receive a trophy and gold medals.

Awards Ceremonies

Ceremonies will take place after each Industry Cup, Consolation Race, and Grand Final Race. Volunteers will gather the gold medal-winning team as they come off the water.  They will be escorted directly to the stage. Bronze and silver medal-winning teams will receive their medals in the dock area.

The A Division Grand Final for Mixed, Women's, and Open ceremonies will take place after all races are completed on Saturday.



Stay tuned for 2024 vendors.

Interested in being a vendor? Email us at info@gwnevents.com to find out more.



Ample parking is available at the event site. We encourage all participants and spectators to consider call pooling to reduce the impact on the environment and park resources.



Looking to have some fun on the docks? GWN is always looking for fantastic volunteers.

As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to be a part of the exciting and fast-paced action that is dragon boat racing. You'll also get to experience the energy and excitement of the festival event atmosphere and be a part of a vibrant community of dragon boat enthusiasts. Volunteers will be needed to help with various tasks in ensuring the safety and smooth operations of the event through the various outlined tasks:

  • Boat Marshalls: Will be on the dock assisting paddlers with getting in and out of the boats. This position should be filled by people who are comfortable around the water.
  • Results Runners: Will be posting the results from the Timing Officials at the Registration Headquarters. This position requires neat handwriting.
  • Team Marshalls: Will assist the Marshalling Manager in ensuring that all teams are ready to load into boats at the correct time to maintain smooth running of the races.
  • Crowd Control: Will ensure one-way flow traffic from the Marshalling Area after boats are unloaded.

If you would like to volunteer, we can promise some food, drinks, a really cool shirt, and community service hours (if applicable) so please complete this Volunteer Form to join our team! To get more info or ask any questions, feel free to send us an email at volunteers@gwnevents.com.

Additional Information

Athletes Village
Participant Checklist

event partner


KC Pink Warriors is a community of female cancer survivors who inspire, restore and empower through dragon boat competition and team connection. 

Our Vision: To be the premier dragon boat team inspiring female cancer survivors to empower their bodies and minds through dragon boating.


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