Tempe Refreshingly Arizona

BREAKING NEWS – 2022 Team Registration is now open!

The Arizona Dragon Boat Association would like to extend a warm welcome to teams from all over the world to our 17th Annual Dragon Boat Festival to be held March 26 & 27, 2022 on our beautiful Tempe Town Lake! We offer 10 Divisions:  Mixed | Women | Open | Collegiate | Corporate | Masters | BCS | Adaptive or Disabled Athletes | Youth | High School.  Additionally, we also offer our “Guts & Glory” and “Knock Out” races, with limited availability. Proceeds for the “Guts & Glory” and “Knock Out” races go to support the AZ Disabled Sports organization.


Note:  Early Bird Rates have now been extended to February 1st!

2022 Registration Fees are as follows:

Divisions Early Bird (thru Feb 1) Standard (closes Mar 1)
Mixed – 500m $650 $750
Women | Open – 500m $550 $650
Collegiate – 500m $450 $550
Corporate – 250m $800 $900
Masters | BCS – 500m $250 $350
Youth | High School | Adaptive or Disabled – 250m FREE  FREE
Juniors – 500m $300 $400
Knock Out Race – 250m x 3 $50 $75
Guts & Glory Race – ~1750m $100 $150

Paddlers must be at least 14 years old to race, with the exception of the Youth Division (8 – 14 years old), Junior Division (< 18 yrs old), and High School (no age restrictions). Mixed teams must have a minimum of 8 male and 8 female paddlers (other 4 can be either). Women’s teams must be female and have a minimum of 16 paddlers, however there are no gender requirements for steersperson or drummer. Open teams must have a minimum of 16 paddlers.  Collegiate, Corporate and Masters must have a minimum of 16 paddlers, 8 of which must be female. BCS teams must have a minimum of 16 paddlers, all of which must be breast cancer survivors or female cancer survivors. There is no BCS requirement for the steersperson or drummer. Youth and High School Divisions have no gender restrictions but must have a minimum of 16 paddlers.  We allow a maximum roster of 25 team members and therefore, will only be providing 25 medals per winning team.

Complete Race Rules

Out-of-town team practices will be on Friday, March 25th. We will require all teams to sign waiver forms and deliver them to the practice coordinator(s). All team(s) must comply to all of the Tempe Town Lake’s rules at the practices, the practice coordinator will review this information with your steers.

For any questions on team information, please contact Ash Lagazo (out-of-state) or Michele Laye (in-state/corporate) at festivalteams@azdba.org

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