The race is on!

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Photo above: Making a race of it during the Dragonboat Races, Single Marines, background, narrowly won over the JAX Fire Dragons during Race #6 in the Beaufort River. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The popular Dragonboat Races were held June 24 on the Beaufort River.

The event raised thousands of dollars both through the sport of dragonboat racing, and outreach efforts, including one-one-one grants to help with needs that are typically not met through traditional means for those impacted by cancer in Beaufort County.

Dragonboat racers from Gilbert Law Firm accelerate away from the competition to win Race #5 June 24 on the Beaufort River.
Dragonboat racers from Gilbert Law Firm accelerate away from the competition to win Race #5 June 24 on the Beaufort River.

 

Each team at the event brought their own tent and created their “headquarters.”
Each team at the event brought their own tent and created their “headquarters.”
Boat drummers, like Kinsey Olson for “Thunder Struck,” also went around and gathered donations from spectators at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Boat drummers, like Kinsey Olson for “Thunder Struck,” also went around and gathered donations from spectators at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.