Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

Save the date for the 2019 Rainier Cup — May 18, 2019!

We’re starting to plan for next year’s Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Please save the date for Saturday, May 18, 2019 in beautiful Tacoma! More details to come.

Thank you for a great 2018 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival!

Thank you for a great day of dragon boat racing at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! We appreciate the dragon boat clubs and community teams who raced on the Foss Waterway! You did a terrific job! Thank you to the TDBA members who coached, raced and did all the things needed to put on this event — you rock! And thanks to the folks cheering on the paddlers — that makes a difference!

Photo of dragon boat race
The community teams raced well at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival!

The race results are available on our Facebook page, according to each race. They also include photo finishes! We will update our website soon with race day pictures and other information.

Thank you to MultiCare Health System, CHI Franciscan Health and Tacoma Environmental Services for sponsoring this event!

Photo of kids cheering for the paddlers
Fun cheering for the paddlers at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival!

 

Corporate and Community Teams

Community teams included 10 teams with MultiCare Health System, 2 teams with CHI Franciscan Health, and 1 team each with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma Public Schools, Metro Parks Tacoma, and Boeing. Thank you, all!

Here are team pictures for most of the community teams competing in the 2018 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Photos by TDBA member, Dorothy Anderson. Please click on the image to see a larger version:

For more information about community and corporate teams, contact Mike Gehrke at 253.307.5355 or tdbamike22@live.com.

Dragon Boat Clubs

Thank you to the dragon boat clubs throughout the region who raced in the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Great job, everyone! Thanks for coming to our race — we’re looking forward to more races this year! Here are team pictures of some of the clubs. Photos by TDBA member, Dorothy Anderson. Please click on the image to see a larger version:

Sponsorship

Sponsors MultiCare Health System and CHI Franciscan Health participated in the opening ceremony during the 2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival.

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival is made possible by generous support from our sponsors, including MultiCare Health System, CHI Franciscan Health and Tacoma Environmental Services. Thank you!

Sponsors are recognized on our website, in event materials and at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival. Sponsors also can enter teams in the community race division. For more information about sponsorship benefits and levels, please see this sponsorship brochure or contact Mike Gehrke at 253.307.5355 or tdbamike22@live.com. Thank you for your support!

Graphic of Green Seal of ExcellenceThe Rainier Dragon Boat Festival is recognized with a Green Event Excellence Seal of Approval — thank you!

 

 

 

Vendors

Photo of crowd at 2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival
Crowd at the 2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival.

Enjoy a coffee, bite to eat, crafts, wellness activities, dragon boat stuff and more at the 2018 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival!

Our vendors include HamHock Jones Soul Shack food truck, Brew Dogs, TNT Coffee, Stitches,
Dragon Boat Stuff, KK Sews, Nicole Jewelry, Wahine Sport, and Acupuncture and Wellness. Thank you all!

Questions

For questions about the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival registration, please contact Shiela Marsh at smarie7488@aol.com or 253.302.0316 and leave a message. Thank you! Let’s have fun!

To see some pictures from the last year’s Rainier Dragon Boat Festival, please click here.