Early Registration until January 11th - credit card only: $700.00
For teams who raised over $2,500 in 2019 festival
Pay Full Registration with Credit Card: $900.00
I am paying the full $900 for my team registration via credit card right now. No fees for teammates.
Paying via CHECK: No Fees for teammates
I am paying my team's registration fee by check. I will be mailing this check to: 1643 Savannah Hwy. #261, Charleston, SC 29407. If I do not remit payment within 2 weeks of registration, my team will be deleted from the roster.
Paddler Registration when registration is paid by Company or Team Captain: No Fees
My team's registration has already been paid by Company or Captain.
Each Paddler for his/her own: $45.00
I am paying my own way to start/join this team. Each subsequent paddler will also pay their own way. I understand that this payment does NOT INCLUDE my fundraising commitment, but is for boat registration only. (Register as a Teammate and select your team from the drop down)
Club team: $1,250.00
for traveling club teams who practice and race regularly. Must have 3 club teams registered to create this division.
No refunds given after January 31 -- we thank you for your payment as a donation to DBC. Prior to January 31, if teams must drop out, they will be refunded the amount paid minus any transaction fees.
13th Annual Charleston
Dragon Boat Festival
May 9, 2020
What Our Paddlers Are Saying About DBC
"I had no idea when I started paddling with DBC that it would become an essential part of my life. What started as having fun on the water in 2003 blossomed into a network of friends and a support group that kept me sane as I underwent surgery and chemo in 2005 and again in 2007. It’s an escape from the horrors of cancer, where I am accepted whether I am strong or weak."
"DBC provides a community that accepts everyone where they are physically, as well as emotionally, and allows them to fully participate in a true sport as a team member. Paddling provides a positive challenge for physical and emotional growth, combined with the beauty of the outdoors and just plain fun. It’s good medicine."
"Having cancer revealed my physical vulnerability, produced great fear, and threatened my mortality. DBC enhances my physical strength and makes me fearless. The peacefulness of the water, the drum beating in time with my heart, and the communion between paddlers who have all faced a fearful foe, makes me feel immortal."
"Water is an integral part of the Lowcountry. Getting outside to exercise is important for physical health and mental well-being. A person who has had surgery, been stuck in the infusion room or under a radiation machine (cut, poisoned and burned) doesn’t feel like doing anything. It sucks the strength from a person. You feel that you will never feel human again. You feel ruined. Dragon boating is an opportunity to get outdoors and become one with your body again. You start to feel like maybe you can overcome the cancer toll. You note your surroundings and realize what a great lifestyle the Lowcountry has. The exercise helps build your stamina and brightens your outlook on the future."