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Registration Information

Sign up for one of the most exciting festivals on the Midwest 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 festival 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!

Teams have the option to choose an entry to include a team practice. Practices are held at Flentie Park from Monday July 6th to Friday July 24th . 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.

 Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival presented by PepsiCo
 2015 Team Registration Fees
Category Number of Races

Price Before Jan 1st* 

Price Before May 1st*Price After May 1st
Mixed/Women's/Open Team without practice 3 $745$845$945
Mixed/Women's/Open Team with practice
3 $845$945$1,045
Mixed Team (Out-of-State)
3 $745$745
Combination Unisex Team
(Team consists of all paddlers participating in a primary team). To get this rate, please call the GWN office (416-962-8899)
2 $350$350$350

Registration Add-Ons (Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival presented by PepsiCo)
Each team registered at the festival will get a 10 x 10 team site. Teams have the option to bring their own tent or rent one from GWN. In addition to tents, chairs and tables are also available for rent.

10' x 10' Tent
$285 USD
10' x 20' Tent
$400 USD
20' x 20' Tent
$550 USD
Chair Rental
$5 USD
Table Rental
$15 USD

What does a CCNC team entry include?

Each team will compete in 7 races over 2 days: 3 x 500m, 3 x 200m and 1 x 2,000m. Registration fees include one practice and a 10x10 tent rental. The following race classes will be contested:

Junior (Mixed, Women, Open)
U24 (Mixed, Women, Open)
Premier (Mixed, Women, Open)
Senior (Mixed, Women, Open)
Grand Dragon (Mixed, Women, Open)
Great Grand Dragon (Mixed, Women, Open)
Breast Cancer Survivor

 2015 USDBF Club Crew National Dragon Boat Championships
Registration includes 10x10 tent and 1 practice
 Category Races Before Jan 1st
 Before May 1st
 After May 1st
 Mixed, Women, Open, BCS
 7 $1,295.00 $1,395.00 $1,495.00

Registration Add-Ons (USDBF Club Crew National Dragon Boat Championships)
Each team registered at the festival will get a 10 x 10 team tent.  Teams have the option to upgrade their tents. In addition to tents, chairs and tables are also available.

10' x 20' Tent Upgrade$200 USD
20' x 20' Tent Upgrade
$400 USD
Chair Rental
$5 USD
Table Rental
$15 USD

How to Register

Registering for the Walgreens Chicago 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. A team registration is not secured until full payment is received at least 2 weeks before race day.

Cancellation Policy
We understand that sometimes things happen and a team has to cancel. A non-refundable fee of $250.00 will be deducted from the team fees before a refund can be issued.