Fifth Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University hosted the fifth annual Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, April 25. This year the festival took place at Port Plaza in downtown Olympia. The festival, presented by Saint Martin’s in cooperation with the Washington Dragon Boat Association, featured 24 teams and is drew spectators from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., was free and open to the public.

This year’s Dragon Boat lineup featured paddling talent from several colleges, universities, government agencies, and community organizations. Also participating in the event were many local and regional teams.

Race results:

Recreational Teams (out of 13):
First: Absolute Sake, 58.92 seconds
Second: Paddles of Fury, 1:00.09
Third: Wasabi Kraken, 1:04.63
Fourth: SunDragons, 1:06.30

Community Teams (out of 11):
First: The Wolf Pack, 1 minute 1.46 seconds
Second: City of Olympia, 1:04.30
Third: Tacoma Community College Matadors, 1:11.62
Fourth: Team Tumwater, 1:16.90

For more information about this event, visit: or call Haley Thompson at 360-438-4598.

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