Dragon Boat Races at San Bernardino County Regional Parks begin August 14th

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San Bernardino County Regional Parks Dragon Boat Races will be held Saturday, August 14th at Lake Gregory Regional Park in Crestline. The race is a non-profit event, the money raised from this event funds youth programs at San Bernardino County Regional Parks.

Dragon Boat Races are an ancient Chinese tradition. The event was introduced to the mountain community of Crestline in 2007.

Deputy Director Maureen Snelgrove, with San Bernardino County Regional Parks, describes the event as a team sport.

This year even more teams are expected to paddle against one another as there will be two divisions of racing opportunities. Sixteen teams will square off beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by another sixteen teams that will race in the early afternoon.

Registration is $5 per person, competitors must be at least eight years old. Registration forms are online at www.forparks.org under Special Events. There is a $3 gate fee at Lake Gregory Regional Park, 24171 Lake Drive, in Crestline. The maximum capacity of each boat is 12 members.

People who want to compete will be placed on teams based upon availability. Those considering registering for a team are advised to call (909) 38-PARKS prior to 5:00 p.m. August 13th to determine openings.

On Sunday, August 15th, Lake Gregory will play host to professional Dragon Boat Racers. Races begin at 9:15 a.m. Gate fee is $3.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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