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Join Us for TWO Dragon Boat Festivals this Fall!

a small boat in a body of water with a city in the backgroundNashville Paddle  Co. has long been a sponsor of the Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival. That’s partly because we support the Cumberland River Compact (we’re also a member of their member of 1% for Water group) and partly because it is so much fun! We get to wear costumes, shout until we are hoarse and paddle until our arms are noodles. Our trophies from previous years, as well as our prizes for best team spirit and other awards, are hanging up in the boathouse on Hamilton Creek.

I usually say the dragon boat races are my favorite day of the year…but this year they are my favorite TWO days of the year. Yep, we’re sponsoring two dragon boat races with the Compact this year. An inaugural race in Clarksville on Sept. 14 and the 14th annual race in Nashville on Oct. 1.

It is not too late for diagram to join us for the dragon boat fun! Registration is open for both races until August 15. You can register a team—your school, church or CrossFit friends—or you can sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team. The dragon boat stroke is very similar to a SUP stroke and we can do some practice on paddleboards. Either way, you’ll have a blast wearing a costume, listening to music, paddling hard for 250 meters and supporting the Compact.

Please check out the links above or email Nicholle Gerde with questions.a group of people posing for the camera

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