Thank you to all the paddlers and spectators who helped to make the 3rd annual Sparta Dragon Boat Festival a huge success. And a special thank you to our Sponsors and Volunteers who without your support we would not be able to host this event!!!

Race Information

Whether you want to win the race, or win your lane – bring your team to the start line! Mark your calendar for the 3rd annual Dragon Boat Festival! Start forming your teams now so you can secure a spot on next year's roster. Look to co-workers, friends, spouses, church members, civic leaders, customers, neighbors, and others to form your winning team of 20 paddlers and a drummer. Find out why it's the fastest growing water sport! Get your Team. Get on the Boat. Make Waves!

New Jersey Dragon Boat Race

Registration: Opens February 1, 2017

Race Day: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Start time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost Per Team: $1,500

Practice Dates: TBA
Practice Location: TBA


All dragon boats, gear and instruction (including paddles, life jackets, and coaches) provided for teams by our race producer.

Teams hang out, bond, play games, eat or nap between races. After averaging combined times from the first two rounds, the top 16 teams will advance to a final round. The best times from the final race will determine Gold, Silver & Bronze winners.

All team members must sign a waiver form before they can get in a boat.

Team Questions? Please e-mail us at

Helpful Links for Competing in Dragon Boat racing:

Note: Hydration is very important to prepare for a Dragon Boat race. The earlier you start, the better. Drink lots of water in advance, and encourage your team members to bring water with them during practice.