Rowing for a cause

YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge "Presented by Repsol" returns September 26-28, 2024.

The event will be held at Northshore Park in The Woodlands.

2024 Registration is Now Open:

Priority Registration for Sponsor Teams: May 1-31

Alumni Teams: June 1-30

New Teams: July 1 (based on availability)

For more information, sponsor and volunteer opportunities, contact Blake Kelly, blake.kelly@ymcahouston.org.

YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge "Presented by Repsol" returns September 29-October 2, 2022.

The event will be held at Northshore Park in The Woodlands.

For more information contact Roxanne Davis, rdavis@ymcahouston.org

2022 Registration: Alumni Teams: June 1-30 | New Teams: July 1 (based on space availability)

Sponsor and Volunteer Opportunities are available.

Click here for Sponsor Team Registration Form.

Click here for Team Registration Form.

Click here for Event Information Sheet.

General event information

Rowing For A Cause

Celebrating 25 years rowing for a CAUSE. The cause is eliminating drowning. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death of children under the age of 14 in Texas. The Y is committed to make families safer around the water by providing swim lesson instruction and parent education in an effort to eliminate drowning and save lives through our Safety Around Water Program.

History of Dragon Boat Racing in the Woodlands

The sport of dragon boating may have ancient Chinese roots, but there’s no mistaking that the The Woodlands Family YMCA’s Dragon Boat Race has become a tradition in The Woodlands, too.

For the 25th year, teams will race colorful, dragon-headed boats across Lake Woodlands, participate in games and enjoy friendly competition in support of the community-strengthening programs provided by The Woodlands Family YMCA.

Proceeds benefit The Woodlands Family YMCA Annual Campaign, which ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

What participants are saying:

“Thank you so much for all the hard work put in by the whole YMCA staff! It gets better every year!”

“We had the best time as newbies at Dragonboat this year!! Thank you so much to all of the faithful, friendly YMCA volunteers.”

“We had a BLAST at the events this past weekend! My team was so excited that we won the Team Work Award.”

“Everyone that attended LOVED it! We had so much fun and the weather was beautiful! Thanks so much for putting on such a quality event and for giving us the opportunity.”



Dragon Boat Team Challenge