End Hunger In Calvert County is hosting the 13th annual Dragon Boat Festival in the charming town of North Beach Maryland!

Join us for an exciting day of Dragon Boat racing, community, and family fun on Saturday, June 8!

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Why are we racing?

25,000 people in Southern Maryland are food insecure. End Hunger In Calvert County is on a mission to change that. End Hunger provides food and products to 52 feeding organizations and backpack programs throughout Southern Maryland.

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Our community of Difference Makers are what make our work possible.

The North Beach Dragon Boat Festival is one of End Hunger In Calvert County's largest fundraisers of the year with all proceeds going to assisting our work of feeding our neighbors and supporting individuals with learning differences on their journey towards gaining meaningful employment. Learn more about End Hunger In Calvert County on our website: https://endhungercalvert.org/. 

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Registration Information

Team captains are responsible for ensuring their team fundraises a minimum of $1,500 by June 1, 2024 to cover the boat registration fee. A $500 team deposit is due by May 15, 2024. This deposit will allow you to choose your team t-shirt color, practice night, and Tent Location. 

Individual paddlers who don't have a team and would like to be placed on a team, must fundraise a minimum of $100 by May 15, 2024 to participate.

Each team consists of 16 paddlers, 1 drummer, and up to 2 alternates (more alternates can be included but there will be an additional fee). 

All Participants need to be at least 16 years or older by June 8, 2024.

Read about all the ways you can participate below! 

Ways to Participate

1. Create a team for your business, organization, gym, or group of friends!

As a team captain, you can invite individuals to join your team. Teams must have a minimum of 15 rowing members and one drummer. Teams are responsible for fundraising a minimum of $1500 to participate.

2. Join an already existing team! 

Participants must be 16 years or older by June 8, 2024.

3. Sign up as an individual paddler and we will place you on a team! 

Individual paddlers must be 16 years or older by June 8, 2024. Individual paddlers are responsible for fundraising a minimum of $100 to participate.

4. Sponsor the 2024 North Beach Dragon Boat Festival!

We have a lot of sponsorship opportunities available. Email us at dragonboat@endhungercalvert.org for more information.

5. Be a food or craft vendor during the festival and add to the fun of the event. 

Visit endhungercalvert.org/dragonboat to fill out a vendor application.

6. Donate to your favorite team and cheer them on during the festival!