Race day information

Thirty-eight teams (dragon boat clubs and community teams) signed up to race in the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Thank you! We can’t wait for race day on May 19!

Schedule: May 19 at Thea’s Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration opens
  • 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies: Blessing and Dotting of the Eyes of the Dragon
  • 8:30 a.m. Captains meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. Community team races begin

Here is the tentative race day schedule, including races for community teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (men and women). Good luck to all the paddlers!

Dragon boat teams — please look at the tent assignments and race day information about parking, drop off/pick-up, shuttle and vendors.

Parking

Parking at Thea’s Park will be reserved for vendors and people with disabilities.

Paid Parking.  A paid parking lot is available on the other side of the Dock Street building ($10 for the day), and two paid parking lots are available by the Fish Peddler restaurant (East 15th and Dock St).

Free parking and shuttle. Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Center (434 East 25th St.). Shuttle service will run from the transit center on East G Street (at G St. and 25th St.) to Thea’s Park, starting at 7 a.m. about every 15 minutes.

Carpooling is encouraged!

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