Race Day

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Trolley #1 begins running at 8:00 AM from the auxiliary parking lot in front of  Walmart at 10 Riverton Commons Drive to the boat landing at the Front Royal Golf Club.

Trolley #2 begins running at 8:00 AM from the Target parking lot at 10 Crooked Run Plaza to the boat landing at the Front Royal Golf Club.

Team Captains Meeting: 9:00 AM

Opening Eye Dotting Ceremony: 9:15 AM

Race: 9:30 AM-3 PM

Closing Ceremonies to follow

Place: Front Royal Country Club 902 Country Club Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630


Race Day is on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The day begins at 9 am. Each team is assigned a 20’ x 20’ space to serve as their official gathering point and is greeted by a volunteer Team Ambassador. Each paddler will race 2 or 3 times. Food stands will be on site. The event is open to the public and is well attended by friends and family of the paddlers as well as animal shelter supporters and the general public. Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair. Races and all activities wrap up at approximately 3 pm when the Closing Ceremonies take place and winning teams and top fundraisers are announced.


Top 3

There are bronze, silver, and gold medals awarded to the top 3 competing teams. The first place team receives a trophy to display for the year.

Results 2017

Gold ~ Team Good Neighbors/Kitty Katastrophe 1:03.59

Silver ~ Team Blew By You 1:03.65

Bronze ~ Diesel the Country Dog 1:04.81

Top Fundraiser

The team that raises the most funds to benefit the Humane Society of Warren County is awarded a team trophy.

Results 2017

Best Fundraising Team ~ The River Dawgz ~ $5,200

Top Team Spirit

Each team will have a 20×20 tent space to use for ‘tailgating’ in between heats. The team who demonstrates the best ‘team spirit’ with tent decorations and comradeship will receive a team trophy.

Results 2017

Coldwell Bankers Premier Paddlers


Waggin’ for Dragons event parking will be at the auxiliary parking lot in front of Walmart just off of Country Club Rd and in the Target parking lot located at Riverton Commons.

Wal-Mart of Front Royal and Target of Front Royal are supporting sponsors of Waggin’ for Dragons and we are grateful for their generous donation of parking spaces.

Learn more about the local Target at these links:



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There will be a parking information tent erected at the corner of Country Club Rd and the Car Wash.

Parking attendants will be directing people to park at Walmart’s auxiliary lot and the Target lot.

The Town of Front Royal has generously donated the town trolley to shuttle participants down to the boat landing and back.

The shuttle will start at 8 AM and run throughout the day.

Learn more about the Town of Front Royal at these links:




Holiday Inn and Suites Front Royal Blue Ridge Shadows is a supporting sponsor of the Waggin’ for Dragons boat race.

They provide accommodations for the 22 Dragons staff throughout the boat race.


Book  your accommodations: http://www.hifrontroyalva.com/


Breakfast, Lunch and Spirits

Front Royal Golf Club is a supporting sponsor the Waggin’ for Dragons boat race. They provide the location for the race and offer breakfast, lunch, and spirits to spectators and participants.



Ice Cream

C&C Frozen Treats


Special Attractions:

Performance Sport and Spine

Performance Sport and Spine will host a booth at Waggin’ for Dragons and offer stretching exercises to our paddlers!  Performance Sport and Spine of Front Royal


Culligan of Front Royal

A big thank you to Culligan of Front Royal. They will be providing bottled water on race day. www.frontroyalculligan.com.


DJ Harold Chunn


The County of Warren is a supporting sponsor of Waggin’ for Dragons. The county assists with event set up on land, water rescue services, emergency medical personnel,  volunteer support, and allows the event to be held on their site.

Learn more about the County of Warren at these links:



The Melting Pot is a supporting sponsor of Waggin’ for Dragons. They provide lunch for our dock volunteers and 22 Dragons staff.

Learn more about the Melting Pot at these links: