Ever wanted to compete in a dragon boat race? Registration is now open for teams hoping to compete in the second annual Dragon Boat Race in Tuscaloosa.
The event is set for April 27 at Cypress Inn on the Black Warrior River and benefits the community programs supported by the Junior League of Tuscaloosa. Last year, the event raised more than $20,000 for organizations including Adopt-A-School Partner Holt Elementary, Kids in the Kitchen and The Literacy Council, according to the Junior League.
Each team will have 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson working together in the 46-foot-long dragon boat. Participants must be at least 15 years old, but the Junior League says “all levels and physiques” can join in the competition.
Prior to the race, each team will have the chance to practice on the water with a trained coach and compete in at least two heats the day of the race.