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Pricing

PRICING

 Category

 # of Races

 Before Jan 1st

Before July 1st

After July 1st

 Mixed / Women's / Open / ACP / BCP / Paradragons / Senior 55+

 (3 x 500m)

 3

$995

$1,095

$1,295

 Mixed / Women's / Open / ACP / BCP / Paradragons / Senior 55+ (Out-of-State)

 (3 x 500m)

 3

$845

$945

$1,095

 Mixed / Women's / Open / ACP / BCP / Paradragons / Senior 55+ (Out-of-Country)

 (3 x 500m)

 3

 $745

 $845

 $995

Practice Sessions

 

$100 each

 

Team fees are in USD and do not include applicable taxes (6.5% sales 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

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

Registration Add-Ons

New in 2022: 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 practices, for more information please refer to the "Practice" tab below.

Location

LOCATION

Address: The event will be held at Bill Frederick Park (Turkey Lake). 3401 S Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835

Site Map: Stay tuned for the 2022 event site map. 

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:

No dogs are allowed at Bill Frederick Park.

Cooking equipment and BBQ grills are not permitted on site.

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on site. For a cold brew, visit the Beer Garden 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 park's cleanliness.  Let's all work together to keep Bill Frederick Park clean and green.

Medical Services: Medical services and first aid will be available on site. If you're in need of medical attention, please report to the medical tent for immediate assistance.

Schedule

SCHEDULE

The 2022 race schedule will be posted on Monday, October 10th, 2022.

Industry Cup Races: To qualify for a Cup race, at least 70% of the crew must be part of the same company or industry. Please note, teams noted with a (C) are teams racing in the noted industry cup.

Bonus Racing

Time permitting, the top 10* teams in the Mixed division will compete in a 2,000m race. The top 5* teams in the Open, Women's, and Special Interest (ACP/BCP/PD) divisions will compete in a 200m race.

*Depending on the number of boats per heat.

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

Race Marshaling
Marshaling on race day will begin a half-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 from 7:00AM to 10:00AM. 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, October 12th. 2022. After this, only paper copies will be accepted.

Team Captain's Meeting
There will be a Team Captain's meeting in front of the Marshaling Area to discuss race day rules and address any questions, one hour prior to the first race.

Awards

AWARDS

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

Consolation 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. GWN Staff will gather the gold medal-winning team as they come off the water. They will be escorted directly to the stage in the Beer Garden. Bronze and silver medal-winning teams will receive their medals in the dock area.

Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT

Asian Cultural EXPO

The Asian Cultural Expo showcases Asia's diverse culture via exhibitions, performances, and crafts. Stop by the Expo to experience various fascinating cultural offerings from across the globe.

Stay tuned for the 2022 performance schedule and on-site activities.

Vendors

VENDORS

Health and Wellness Village

The Health and Wellness Village brings together health organizations and the community to promote health education.

Beer Garden

Join the party at the Beer Garden! Positioned along the racecourse right at the finish line, it's the perfect place to sit back, relax, and watch the races with a cold beer. Beer will be flowing from 11:00AM until close.

Marketplace

GWN Pro Shop

Stay tuned for additional 2022 vendors!

Artisan Village

Stay tuned for 2022 vendors!

Food Truck Bazaar

Stay tuned for 2022 vendors!

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

Parking

PARKING

Pre-Event Practice Parking

Parking will be available at Bill Frederick Park during practices on Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14 for $5.00 per vehicle (exact payment is preferred). Upon entering the park, please follow directional signs to the festival parking area.

Race Day Parking

Free parking will be available at Bill Frederick Park. Upon entering the park, please let the front gate know that you are with the dragon boat festival and follow directional signs to the festival parking area. 

To help cut down on congestion in and out of the park,  carpooling to the event is strongly recommended. It is best to plan extra time so that you are not delayed getting to your team tent.

Download the parking map here.

Directions

From Jct of I-4 (exit 75B) & SR-435/Kirkman Rd-N: Go N 1.5 mi on Kirkman Rd, then W 1.5 mi on Conroy Rd, then N 0.9 mi Hiawassee Rd. (R)

Volunteer

VOLUNTEER

Looking to have some fun on the docks? Be the first to know the official results? GWN is always looking for fantastic volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, we can promise some food, drinks, and a really cool shirt, 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

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Athletes Village
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Participant Checklist

Event Map

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partners

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