2021 Drums & Dragons

Drums & Dragons brings a unique and heartwarming fundraising experience to Asheville, North Carolina, all to benefit area nonprofits and the ongoing work of WNC Bridge Foundation.

To Register as an Individual or Team for the Event

Click to Download Registration Instructions (PDF)


Drums & Dragon 2019 Race Time of Event



Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 9

Registration for 2021 Drums & Dragons opens!

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Individual & Team Registration, and Formation Begins!

Monday, July 12

Virtual & Hybrid 6-week event and training opportunity commences (runs until 8/23)

Saturday, August 28

LIVE racing at Lake Julian Park in Arden, NC!

  • Opening The Dotting of the Eye Of The Dragon Ceremonies
  • 2021 Drums & Dragon Races
  • 2021 Drums & Dragons Award Ceremony

Registration Tier Info

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Top Individual & Team Fundraisers
  • The Greatest number of steps taken (virtual-only)
  • Greatest Individual Spirit
  • Greatest Team Spirit
  • Top 3 Finishing Boats


Covid-19 Guidelines

Stay Well Virtual Event

Participating in our Virtual Event will help support Local Nonprofits.

As well as earn incentives and prizes.

$49 registration donation


Register Per Person

Do you want to be part of an existing team? 
Register today for $75 per person* for your seat on a boat.

*(Must have a minimum of 15 paddlers and a drummer to keep rhythm, minimum age to participate is 15+. Professional Steerer provided.)

$75 Registration for One Person


Buy Your Boat

Is your team ready to race?
Buy your boat today with $1500. Includes registration for up to 20 paddlers, 2 alternates, a drummer, and a provided steerer.

Deadline for all boat registrations is Monday, August 16th.

$1500 Buy Your Boat


Club Teams

Club Teams can race at a discounted rate.

Participate at the discounted rate of $1,000 for their boat. Complete registration steps and select club team registration at checkout.

$1000 Club Teams


YOU, too,
can be an Ambassador
for Drums & Dragons!

All you need to do is to become a 2021 Ambassador
  1. Register for the event.
  2. Add a picture to your fundraising page.
  3. Tell potential donors why these causes are important to you.
  4. Share your fundraising page on your social media, email, and chat groups... the more you raise, the more awesome incentives you earn!
  5. If your employer has a matching gift program, check with your human resources department to see if they will add to your & your colleague's support.
  6. Log your activity to win e-medals & prizes.

Need more Information

Do you have event questions?
Or, would you like to become a sponsor with monetary or in-kind donations?


WNC Bridge Foundation

Phone: 828.277.4815


2019 Winners


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Rules and Regulations


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History of Dragon Boats


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Tips on Staying Hydrated


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Drums and Dragons

Drums & Dragons 2021 COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

WNC Bridge Foundation is committed to keeping attendees of our 2021 Drums & Dragons event safe.

Below are our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Drums & Dragons:

  • Masks will be required on shuttles taking attendees from the parking areas into Lake Julian Park.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the gate and/or prior to paddlers boarding their boat at the start of the event.
  • While masks are not required in outdoor areas or on the dragon boats, they are always encouraged.
  • Life jackets will be sanitized before races. Paddlers may also bring their own life jackets.
  • A wellness area will be located at the event providing free masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves.
  • Handwashing is also recommended throughout the day. Hand sinks with soap and water can be found in the restrooms near the dock area.