THIS IS IT — Raceday in just 5 days !! And we are READY !!
You’re on the home stretch now & we soooo appreciate all your efforts in supporting this exciting day & Dragonboat Beaufort’s Outreach Mission. Just a few last-minute items & some housekeeping …….
First, attached is the Race Schedule for the 1st two Qualifying Heats. Also a map of the Athlete’s Village.
City of Beaufort Rules for Waterfront Park:
No glass containers
Do not encroach on any of the brick/concrete walkways with team gear, tent, etc.
No stakes of any kind in the park
Do not dump ICE from coolers onto the grass — it kills it! (there are drains, parking lots, etc.)
— Please inform your paddlers of a time to arrive in the park.
— Seriously consider CARPOOLING — you should’ve received the Parking Map by now.
— Equipment can be unloaded at Scott St. Ext — there will be folks to assist with the drop-off & direct you to your tents.
— Check in at the Registration Tent (right near the drop-off) to receive your Captains’ Packet & deliver your signed Team Waivers to us!
— Make sure to bring your own water/ice/coolers & plenty of it!
— There will be some food trucks in the park in the morning & the restaurants along the waterfront will of course be open for lunch.
— Bandwidth in the park has been increased for Raceday, so you can POST/SHARE anything & everything about what’s going on!
— To assist your friends/family coming to join in the festivities there is a Downtown Free Shuttle that runs from 11a-7p. It makes stops in the City Parking Lots, Waterfront Park & the Santa Elena History Center. You’ll see signs at the designated stops & can obtain a route map at the Marina.
Many, many thanks to you & your teams for the donations we’ve received so far …… but don’t stop yet!! Please, please share with them that first & foremost Dragonboat Raceday is a fundraiser to assist people in our very own community who are struggling with daily needs as they fight the battle of their lives — let’s not let them down! And thank you in advance for that last push……. ANY & ALL DONATIONS WELCOMED THROUGHOUT THE DAY !! (just bring to the Registration Tent)
See you Saturday! PADDLES UP!!
Chris & Darlene
Raceday Teams Coordinators
PS — there is 1 more email which will be right behind this one about a chance to view “Awaken the Dragon” — don’t miss it!