Lively Dragon Club

Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge & The University Triple Crown

  • 11 Aug 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:29 PM
  • 7801 Conservation Rd. Guelph, Ontario

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Lively Dragon & Alkame present
 The Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge

The University Triple Crown


Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area

Fundraising Event For...Guelph Grand River Conservation


(Community, Sport Mixed), University, Ladies,  BCS,  Youth,

(Minimum 4 teams to create a division)


link to register for this event is in Participant Application


Registration    $800 plus HST  Community Teams

Registration    $700 plus HST  University   Teams


To Register::

  1. Event Registration

Let everyone know that your team will be racing in a 200m knockout style race event..

Please ensure your registration team contact information is complete with Team Name, Contacts name, preferred Telephone number, position on team, Captain or Manager. full address including postal code. This is important for your team to receive park passes and team related information.  If this information is incorrect/incomplete then your team will be responsible for park entrance fees.

Thank you for registering your team

Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge & The University Triple Crown


Each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steers person can be booked for an additional fee.


The festivities begins:

Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.
Please note that all participants must have a park entrance pass to enter the park for free. If you do not have a pass standard gate fees apply. 


Please enter through main gate and park in the designated parking lots and then walk to the racing and team area.  It is a bit of a walk so if you have a lot to carry…a wagon may be helpful.


Team arrival times

Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first round of races) will be posted on the website by Wed Aug 8.  This is NOT the official race schedule! this schedule is subject to changes.


Race info:

 Race Details

Following the huge success of the past Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge the 2018 to follow the same race format as 2017 more fun and exciting for participants and spectators alike.

2018 will feature a 200m Knockout format plus continue to feature the ever-popular 2km championship races for everyone.

How Does the 200m Knockout format work?

Each crew is guaranteed a minimum of 3 x 200m races (heat, semi-final, final)

Depending on how your crew does it could compete in 4, 5 or even 6 200m races.

Heats (1 x 200m):            

Your crew’s time in the heats places you into appropriate divisions for your semi-final round

Semi-Final round (Semi-Knockout = 2 x 200m):

2 crews will advance to the Championship and 2 crews will be relegated to the Consolation

All 4 crews will race. The 4th (last place) crew is eliminated (relegated to Consolation). 

The remaining 3 crews will immediately race again with the 3rd (last place) crew also being relegated to Consolation.

This is referred to as a Semi-Knockout and will feature 2 races back-to-back.

Championship/Consolation Round (Full Knockout = 3 x 200m):

All 4 crews with race. The 4th (last place) crew is eliminated.

The remaining 3 crews will immediately race again. The 3rd (last place) crew is eliminated.

The remaining 2 crews will immediately race again to determine 1st and 2nd in the category.

This is referred to as a Full-Kockout and will feature 3 races back-to-back.

Following the 200m Knockout portion of the event all crews will be eligible to enter the 2km Championships races. 



A division Gold, Silver, Bronze

B to Z divisions medals will be awarded to the first place team in each division in the final heat.

University Cup


Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of the division final race, please do not forget your steers person and drummer.

Medals will be handed out after each race.


Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.


Captains’ Meeting:

Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place near the marshaling area.


Park Location:

Directions: From Highway 401, Take exit 295 onto ON-6 N toward Guelph. 15.8 km Turn right onto Woodlawn Rd. W.

in 2.4 km Turn left onto Woolwich St. in 2.1 km Turn right onto Conservation Rd


Team Roster:

Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates. 


 Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers)..  


The GuelphDragon Boat Challenge  can provide steers persons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by July 10.


Race Day

7:15 am    The captains meeting

7:00am-9am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waivers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)



Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Charity Tent  We sincerely thank you for your donations.


7:45 am   Marshaling for the first race begins


  • Please ask your team mates to have their park passes ready… Please have them handy… NOT in your gym bag, purse or even wallet…Have your passes out …and ready.  This will help the line up move quickly.
  • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
  • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat. 

Each person should bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Lawn chair
  • Change of Clothes
  • Change of Shoes
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Blanket
  • Signed Waivers
  • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
  • Personal Medications
  • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

Each team should bring:

Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  ((( not say the 'R' word!))))]
Races happen rain or shine
Team Banner
Roll of toilet paper...just in case


When to arrive

Each person is expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

Marshalling at the Docks
Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 10 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 


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