Race Schedule 2019
Depending on interest and availability, additional races may be added.
Tempe March 30-31, 2019
Since 2004, the Arizona Dragon Boat Association has been hosting this festival at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona. Even though this is one of the smaller festivals that we attend, it is a very fun race venue that has grown significantly each year since LARD started participating in 2005. The warmer weather in Arizona allows for an early start to the racing season and is used as an opportunity for newer paddlers to the team to race with veterans as a warm welcome to the team.
Long Beach Spring Race April 14, 2019
Affectionately nicknamed "Baby Long Beach", this is a one day event for local ICEA/SCDBC teams. It is a fantastic means of providing the new recruits with valuable race experience in a relaxed atmosphere and this race has been on the LARD race schedule since the early 2000s.
Toronto Island Race June 14-16, 2019
This will be the first time the team will participate at this race. We expect to compete against high caliber Canadian and US teams. This race will be are signature and highlight race of the year. Train hard to play hard as they say!
Long Beach Festival July 27-28, 2019
Held at the Long Beach Marine Stadium since its inception in 1997, the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival has steadily increased in popularity and competitiveness over the years. LARD has participated in this event since 1998 when LARD was known as the Pomona Valley Chinese Association (PVCA)
Portland Sept 6-8, 2019
This race takes place on the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s been a while since the team has visited this venue! We expect to compete against 68 well-seasoned teams from along the West Coast. We look forward to all the yummy food that Portland has to offer too!
San Diego Race Sept 28-29, 2019
LARD has participated since the first annual race in 2010. As the venue for 2011's PDBA Championships where LARD earned the privilege to represent as the PDBA US Nationals team for the 2012 Club Crew World Championship in Hong Kong, the festival has grown to become another favorite "local" race
Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival Oct 5, 2019
Founded in 2012, the Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival hosted at Santa Fe Dam is a one day festival of 10-man boats. LARD's first year of participation was in 2012.