Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival

1495 Race Track Road
Alexandria, KY 41001

Dragon Boat Racing is a great team sport that has its roots in ancient China. In the last 25 years, Dragon Boat Racing has been revitalized and its popularity has grown like wildfire. It is one of the fastest growing team sports in the world. There are more than 50 million people worldwide participating in Dragon Boat Racing each year. Teams and competitions are currently found in more than 57 nations.

The festival and races are sponsored by Paddling for Cancer Awareness (p4ca) and presented by The Kentucky Thorough-Breasts, Kentucky’s first breast cancer survivor Dragon Boat Racing team and the Saddle & Paddle Team. The team is comprised of breast cancer survivors and supporters from the Tri-state area, who serve as ambassadors for local women in the promotion of women’s health, breast cancer awareness, and the sport of dragon boat racing. The team races to ensure that the highest level of care, resources and after-treatment programs are available to women in our region. Team members support individuals in their cancer journey and encourage those living with breast cancer to lead full and active lives. The Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival…Paddling for the Pink is the first to be entirely run by Paddling For Cancer Awareness (p4ca) volunteers, the Kentucky Thorough-Breasts Dragon Boat Racing Team, Saddle and Paddle Dragon Boat Racing Team along with help from our sister teams…The Derby City Dragons, Indy SuvivOars, and Mov’n Dragons.

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