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Welcome to the 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival!

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Winged Deer Park, Johnson City, TN
Registration begins at 7:30am, Races begin at 9:00am

Registration is on for the sixth year of the Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival. With thousands of attendees, multiple vendors and a full day of family-friendly activities, the festival has become one of the city's most popular events.

The Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival will host up to 68 teams, each participant is encouraged to raise at least $100. We are excited to announce that this year's festival benefits Mountain States Health Alliance Oncology Services. Directed and coached by a steersman standing in the rear of the boat, each team races a distance of 200 meters in an attempt to earn the fastest time. Every team will compete in two heats, with the fastest teams competing a third time in the championship round.

What is a Dragon Boat Race? The Dragon Boat Festival is one of China's most spectacular traditions. According to legend, Qu Yuan, a well-respected counselor of the Emperor, decided to drown himself in the Miluo River rather than live under the laws of a corrupt government. Onlookers frantically pounded the water with their oars and paddles to keep evil spirits away from his body. Today, this legend is re-enacted by Dragon Boat Festivals all around the world.

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