Dragon boat festival Race The Dragon 2019

Dear dragon boat friends,

Dragon boat club United Dragons from The Netherlands is organizing its annual festival Race The Dragon on June 15th in the city of Alkmaar. Due to the unique character of the sport and location of the event the festival has grown to be one of the best and most popular in our region. Due to the size limitations of the shipping canal which runs through the center of Alkmaar, the race is planned over a distance of 200 meters, in compliance with the Dutch Dragon Boat Federation rules. Our event attracts the best Dutch dragon boat squads and of course international teams are very welcome to join us for these races. The competition will be divided in races for local corporate/novice teams and experienced racing teams.

Festival area
The festival site is located in the city center of Alkmaar along the North Holland Canal near the city beach ‘De Kade’. From the new lowered quay with wooden platform, you have a good view on the races. On the festival grounds you can find food trucks for a drink and a snack and there is a children’s corner with a bouncy house for the kids. A DJ provides a musical decoration.

And the fun doesn’t have to stop when the competition day has ended. Why don’t you stay for the night and enjoy Alkmaar a little bit more.
Very near to the competition course, in the heart of Alkmaar, you can find the hotel Kings Inn, a very nice and cosy place. When you sign your team up you’ll receive a discount code from us for the hotel. As a group you can stay for the night for only € 15,= per person (including croissant and cup of coffee). Kings Inn is a good place to start a pubcrawl in the city, have a nice dinner or try your luck in a pub quiz  which can be arranged on request. For those who would like to explore our city and its surroundings on their own, Kings Inn has many possibilities like rental bikes, a guided citywalk and more. For more information, possibilities, prices and contact check the website www.kings-inn.com. Kings Inn has up to 160 beds, so be quick to be sure you can stay there!

Signing up your team
Below this text you’ll find the online registration form to register your team for our event. We have a limited capacity of teams for the competition, so don’t wait any longer, send in the form and join us June 15th 2019!

If there are any questions, please use our contact form.

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Registration form

Our team would like to participate in the dragon boat festival “Race the Dragon” in Alkmaar on Saturday June 15th, 2019. We also agree to the terms and conditions.
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  • Each participant / team participates at this event at their own risk.
  • The organization does not accept liability for any damage suffered.
  • The minimum age of the participants is twelve years.
  • All participants must be able to swim. If a participant is not able to swim, the organization provides a buoyancy vest.
  • The registration and fee must be received by United Dragons before May 14th 2019. The payment details are provided when confirming the registration.
  • Boats of the organization are subject to sufficient availability.
  • During the festival photos and videos are made by the organization and these photos and videos are used on social media and the website of United Dragons and Race the Dragon.
  • If you register as an interested party or participant, you will also be kept informed of future editions of Race the Dragon.

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