The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge 2012 will be held Saturday, June 23 (rain date: Sunday, June 24) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tide Point Marina (1010 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD 21230) at the Under Armour campus in Locust Point.
The Baltimore Dragon Boat Club will host a mix of corporate, city, breast cancer and club dragon boat teams in a series of 500-meter races. The heats will be based on best times with teams advancing through a semi-final elimination round. This year, as part of the City’s “Star –Spangled Sailabration” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a special exhibition 1812 meter endurance race will be held. Admission is free. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
About the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club
The Baltimore Dragon Boat Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2008 to advance the 2,500-year-old sport of dragon boat racing through competition, while generating its awareness in the Greater Baltimore area. Dragon Boating, the seconfd fastest growing sport in the world, is on its way to becoming firmly established as a recreational and competitive team sport in Maryland. The Club welcomes paddlers of all ages to join in this recreational pursuit, develop healthy bodies and strong spirits through physical activity, and form strong friendships. The team trains Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (April - October) at Tide Point Marina and participates in a range of festivals and regattas in the Mid-Atlantic region.