Register to Paddle (Team or Individual)

Race competition could be intense amongst serious paddlers,…or it could just be for fun amongst a group of friends and co-workers.  All levels of paddlers are welcome and accommodated.

Teams will compete in 3 or 4 races (depending on number of registered teams).  This includes 2 qualifying races and 1 or 2 races toward the championship.  The top three winning teams will receive trophies, and each winning paddler will receive a medal.

Register to paddle, either online with a credit card or on paper with a check, as a TEAM or as an individual paddler.


The Early Registration Fees (at 2018 rates) are valid to April 30, 2019:

  • Sponsored Team of Paddlers:  $1500*
  • Club Team of Paddlers:  $1200**
  • Community Team of Paddlers:  $1200***
  • Individual Paddler:  $60****

These 2019 Registration Fees take effect on May 1 – June 14, 2019:

  • Sponsored Team of Paddlers:  $1600*
  • Club Team of Paddlers:  $1300**
  • Community Team of Paddlers:  $1300***
  • Individual Paddler:  $70****

These LATE Registration Fees apply from June 15 – July 1, 2019:

  • Sponsored Team of Paddlers:  $1700*
  • Club Team of Paddlers:  $1400**
  • Community Team of Paddlers:  $1400***
  • Individual Paddler:  $80****

*see below for explanation of types of teams


Join us for this unique and exciting event  and let’s all remember that  with every stroke you paddle, you’re supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County and helping a family build a place to call home. 

To make an even bigger impact, it is our sincerest hope that all paddlers will ask friends, families and co -workers to support the work of Habitat by sponsoring their participation. If each paddler could raise just $100, Habitat would have nearly half the funds needed to build a safe and affordable home. We need everyone’s help as we all work towards the vision of everyone in Dutchess County having a place to call home! Every dollar counts and we thank you!”

A Fund Raising guide will be emailed to each paddler upon registration.

    • Paddlers raising $50 in donations receive a Habitat t-shirt.
    • Paddlers raising $100 in donations receive a Habitat travel blanket.
    • Paddlers raising $150 in donations receive a Habitat hoodie.
    • Paddlers raising $200 in donations receive a Habitat insulated cooler/duffle.

Click HERE to register online.

Click PaddlerRegistration to download a printable Paddler Registration Form

*Sponsored Teams are typically paid for by businesses or organizations. They will be acknowledged in a program guide, on the DDBR&F website (with link to their website) and on our social media pages. Sponsoring businesses will receive much public relations exposure!  While there are only 16 paddlers on the boat for each race, teams can register up to 20 people and alternate paddlers in for each race (each time will have 3-4 races during the day).

**Club Teams are groups that are experienced dragon boat racers that typically race several times a year. Competition amongst club teams is a bit more serious, so we have a division specifically for these teams. While there are only 16 paddlers on the boat for each race, teams can register up to 20 people and alternate paddlers in for each race (each time will have 3-4 races during the day).

***Community Team is a group of friends, family &/or co-workers that are participating for a good time and to support a worthwhile local cause. While there are only 16 paddlers on the boat for each race, teams can register up to 20 people and alternate paddlers in for each race (each time will have 3-4 races during the day).

****Individual Paddler is a person that would like to join a team!