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Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley Dragon Boat Festival

  • Body Elite 3243 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, PA, 18104 United States (map)

The Inaugural CSC-GLV Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Evergreen Lake, Bath, PA. Proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Body Elite has joined in on the fun and created a team to help raise awareness of the programs and initiatives provided by the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley to cancer patients and their families.

Dragon boating is an ancient sport, rich in culture and tradition; it originated in China over 2000 years ago. It began when the famous and much loved Chinese poet, Chu Yuan, threw himself into the Miluo River to protest against government corruption. When the people of his village saw this, they ju...mped into their boats and paddled furiously to try and rescue him, while beating drums to fend off evil spirits. Unfortunately they could not save him, but every year thereafter the people would commemorate this day by gathering in their boats and racing in his memory.

Over the last 20 years Dragon Boating has exploded in popularity worldwide with over forty million people taking part in festivals across the globe. It is easy to learn, the boats are extremely stable, and once a paddler is in stroke, it doesn’t matter how big, small, old, or young he or she is, they are contributing to the team.
Dragon Boats are 41 feet in length, 45 inches wide and weigh 550lbs.

Team Composition
1. A mixed crew must have a minimum of 8 female paddlers in the boat for every race.
2. All crews MUST have a drummer.
3. Drummers and steerspeople may race with multiple teams.
4. The minimum for any crew is 18 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson.
5. The minimum age for a participant is 12.

1. All teams will race at least two times. The top teams in each division will also advance to a championship race. The fastest time of your two heats will be used to place teams into the championship divisions.
The following chart illustrates who would be racing in each Championship final. Subject to change based on number of teams participating.
Finals Who is in it?
Championship Final ‘A’ Top 4 Corporate/Community times of the day
Championship Final ‘B’ Top 4 Cancer Survivor Supporter times of the day
Championship Final ‘C’ Top 4 Club times of the day

Details about our team and day of event information can be found on our Facebook Team Page

It is $100 to register. You can choose to donate this amount (yes it is tax deductible) upon registration or you can choose to send in a payment and fundraise your registration!

We will be setting up a fun camp area and decorating...we need a theme. Invite your family the day of to join us!

To register on our team here is the link:…/dragonboa…/team/bodyelite