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Time to join the Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival on August 3rd, 2019!

The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival brings the community together for a day to watch and cheer on the dragon boat teams as they race each other on Half Moon Lake to raise money for Chippewa Valley local cancer-related services. Secure your team today and pay up to the date of the race!


This allows you to register your team, have the cost invoiced, allowing you the opportunity to fundraise to cover the cost of the boat! Payment will be due by August 2nd, 2019.


Fundraise for local cancer programs and services.

Educate on cancer prevention, research and healthy living.

Celebrate cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease, and remember loved ones lost.

Provide a family-friendly event for the community to enjoy.


Goal of 52 teams
Raise $70,000 in net proceeds with:

50% benefiting cancer services at Mayo Clinic Health System
50% benefiting local cancer service providing organizations and charity care. All proceeds will be given on the “Day of Giving Hope” live on Dec 2, 2019

It’s an exciting day filled with fun, camaraderie, teamwork and community health while raising support for cancer-related services.

What to expect at the event:

Dragon boat racing originated in China about 2,000 years ago, and began gaining popularity with breast cancer survivors in the late 1990s. That’s when a Canadian doctor discovered that repetitive-motion exercise, such as dragon boat paddling, could help breast cancer patients avoid developing lymphedema, a permanent swelling that can occur in the arms or legs after surgery or radiation treatment.

Team size: 21-25 people (must be at least 14 years old)
Individuals are notified 2 weeks prior to race with team number.

What you receive for paddling: Dragon Boat T-shirt & Medal

1st Place Team: Trophy
Fastest Team: Paddle Award
Top Individual Fundraiser: $500
Top Team Fundraiser
Best Food Truck

Don't be left at the dock! Register is now Open!

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August 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Half Moon Beach