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Registration for the fifth annual Oshkosh Community Dragonboat Race and Festival now is open. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Leach Amphitheater and Riverside Park. Team registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

To register your team, select your team captain(s), fill out a form at and mail the non-refundable $100 deposit to the Oshkosh Community YMCA, 324 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901. The remaining entry fee will not be due until July 1.

Cost is $900 per team on or before July 1 or $1,000 per team after July 1.

Registration fee includes a designated practice session, official dragonboat T-shirts for all team members, a 10-foot-by-10-foot team tent and space inside the athlete’s village, and three heats on race day. Races run rain or shine. For more information, e-mail, visit or call (920) 424-0344.

Proceeds from the Oshkosh Community Dragonboat Festival support student leadership and involvement scholarships at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which offers membership assistance to more than 2,400 youth, families and individuals annually.