On June 4 the 500 meter race began just north of the Isabelle Holmes Bridge. For race results go to: www.capefeardragonboat.com. The money raised from the event benefited two local organizations - Step Up for Soldiers and the Sunburst Foundation.
Dragon boat races are growing in popularity in North America. Teams of 18 people race in a boat adorned with a dragon head to the beat of a drum. Its origin is rooted in a tradition from China to honor the poet and patriot, Chu Yuan, who drowned on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month in 277 BC.