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Registration Information

Sign up for one of the most exciting festivals on the dragon boat calendar. It's easy to get involved in the races. All you need is 20 of your friends and/or co-workers to form a team, and get ready for race day.

What does a Team Entry include?

Besides the promise of a thrill like no other, your team entry includes 3 x 500m races.

Teams that belong to an organization or industry will have the opportunity to participate in a bonus race, known as an Industry Cup*. Be sure to select an industry during registration so you are included!

Entry includes a team practice with a GWN coach. Practices are held at Orlando Rowing Club from Wednesday October 7th to Wednesday October 14th and at the event site from Thursday October 15th and Friday October 16th. A coach, along with all equipment, will be provided.

*Eligibility for Industry Cup Races: 70% or more of your paddlers must be part of the same industry in order to be eligible for that industry cup race.

Race Class

A racing class defines the gender and age makeup of your crew.

A Mixed Team consists of at least 8 female paddlers, based on a 20 paddler crew.

An Open Team consists of any combination of paddlers (team may be all one gender).

A Women's Team consists of 20 female paddlers and a female drummer. The steersperson on a Women's Team may be male.

A BCS Team consists of 20 Breast Cancer Survivor paddlers and a female drummer. The steersperson may be male and does not have to be a Breast Cancer Survivor.

 2015 Team Registration Fees
 Team fees are in USD and do not included Florida Sales Tax (6.5%)
Number of RacesPrice before Jan 1st

Price before July 1st

Price after July 1st
Mixed Team, Women's Team or Open Team with 1 practice     $1,350.00 $1,450.00$1,650.00
Mixed Team, Women's Team or Open Team (Out-of-Town) with 1 practice
**must be at least 150 miles outside of Orlando
Mixed Team, Women's Team or Open Team (Out-of-Country) with 1 practice
$850.00 $950.00$1,150.00
BCS Team with 1 practice3$1,350.00$1,450.00$1,650.00
BCS Team (Out-of-Town) with 1 practice
**must be at least 150 miles outside of Orlando
BCS Team (Out-of-Country) with 1 practice

Registration Add-Ons

Each team registered at the festival will get a 10 x 10 team tent. In addition to tents, chairs, tables and a personal washroom are also available. See below for pricing.

10' x 20' Tent
$200.00 USD
20' x 20' Tent
$400.00 USD
Chair Rental$5.00 USD
Table Rental$15.00 USD

How to Register

Registering for the Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo is easy and can be done online! The first step in signing up your team is to designate one person as the Team Captain and create an account on

How to Register A Crew

Only one person can register a team online. They are known as the team captain. This person will be in charge of managing the team’s registration and will be the key contact for bookings and festival communications.

To register a team, the team captain must have an online account on To create an account, you will need a valid email address. If an account already exists, please login using your email address and password.

Once logged in, click on Events for a full event listing. Select the event you'd like to race in and the race class. For more information about different race classes and to see which one your crew fits in, visit our FAQs. Continue to follow the registration process prompts until you are at the payment page.

GWN accepts credit card and check payments. If paying by credit card, choose either Visa or Mastercard. If paying by check, choose the check option and mail payment to:

Great White North Communications, Ltd.
49 Bathurst Street, Suite 101
Toronto, ON M5V 2P2

Early Bird Pricing will only be honored if payment is received within 15 day from the date of registration. If payment is not received within 15 days, the registration will be cancelled.

A team registration is not secured until full payment is received.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes things happen and a team has to withdraw from a festival. Cancellation from a festival must be received in writing.

61+ Days from Race Day
Cancellations received 61 days or more before the event will receive a refund minus an administration fee of $250.00USD (plus 6.5% FST).

31-60 Days from Race Day

Cancellations received 31 to 60 days before the event will receive a deferral credit minus an administration fee of $250.00USD (plus 6.5% FST), which must be used towards a Walgreens Major League Dragon Boat event within the next 12 months.

Less than 30 Days from Race Day
No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received 30 days  or less before the event.