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Event Information

Event Details:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Portman Marina, Lake Hartwell

1629 Marina Road, Anderson, SC 29625

Schedule of Events: 

7:45 a.m.: Captain Meeting in the Agora (large metal shelter).

8 a.m.: Festival commences with the national anthem.

9 a.m.: First race heat starts. 

9:30 a.m.: Tent Decorating and Food Contest judging begins.

Noon: The Human Technologies, Inc. Mission Moment Parade & Ceremony. Winners of the Tent Decorating and Food Contest will be announced.

12:30 p.m.: Second race heat begins.

2:45 p.m.: Race finals for the top-ranked teams based on overall time.

3:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony and event conclusion. 


Take I-85 South to exit 14.

Turn left off of the exit.

Go through the stop light and continue straight on to the marina, where parking attendants will direct you on where to go for unloading and to park your vehicle.

Safety Information

The Dragon Boat Upstate Festival is a patient- and community-centered event with an emphasis on safety. We will continue to enforce a strict intolerance to questionable behavior from all attendees. Any decision to pull an individual or entire team from participating in a race will be made in concert with GHS and 22Dragons staff, along with contracted special event security. If questionable behavior continues, individuals or entire teams can be asked to leave Portman Marina altogether.

Children under 16 are highly discouraged from attending the Dragon Boat Upstate Festival due to the nature of this event. If participants do not make alternate childcare arrangements, they will be required to pre-register any child under age 16 on the Dragon Boat website and pay a mandatory $25 fee and complete a liability waiver. This does not allow a child to participate in the day’s festivities, but simply ensures safety precautions are being followed. Children who accompany a parent to the event must be under adult supervision at all times and remain at the team’s designated tent area at all times. If safety regulations are not followed, you will be asked to leave the event.

Pets are not permitted at the event, with the only exception being for service animals. Any attendee that shows up with a pet will be asked to leave the event immediately.

These safety regulations are in place to keep the focus of the day on cancer. For any questions about this policy, please contact Rhea Adkins.


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