Registration is now closed for our Paddle Team! We are looking for volunteers to attend the festival to cheer on Team ISPE during the event! If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Saturday, June 10, 2023 *Sunday, June 11, 2023 *Pending results of Saturday’s Time
Trial Races 8:00AM—3:00 PM John W. Weeks Bridge, Cambridge, MA 02163
Attention all Ethnocultural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion enthusiasts! Get ready to witness the spectacle of a lifetime as we celebrate the Boston Dragon Boat Festival! Sign up to paddle with ISPE Boston at the 2023 Boston Dragon Boat Festival!
Embark on a journey filled with vibrant colors, traditional
music, and the spirit of competition as teams from around Boston gather to
showcase their unique cultural heritage. Watch as they maneuver their
intricately decorated boats in fierce competition, all while displaying their
cultural pride through traditional costumes and music.
The event will take place on the scenic riverbanks of the
Charles River, offering breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience.
There will also be food stalls featuring cuisines from different cultures,
ensuring that you have a taste of the world's finest culinary delights.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the fusion
of culture and sports!
ISPE Boston will be paddling a dragon boat comprised of
paddlers, a drummer, and a steerer. No experience is required to participate.
Paddlers will be coached and provided all necessary equipment. Athletes must be
competent swimmers, though the goal is to stay in the boat! Participants
must agree to participate in a minimum of two 2-hour practice sessions, which
will be scheduled up to 4 weeks prior to Race Day (June 10th). Race
lengths include 250m and 500m, equivalent to 2-3 or 4-5 minutes of intense
exertion, respectively. Time trial races will take place on Saturday and
qualifying teams will be invited back on Sunday to compete in final races.
Important Note: The team is limited to 20 paddlers
and up to 6 alternates! Please register
ISPE Members – FREE! Non-Members
Participants will be required to complete a waiver with ISPE Boston.