The 2017 CHQ Lake Dragon Race is just around the corner! Whether you are signing up as a team or as an individual, we will help make sure you have an excellent racing experience on the beautiful Chautauqua Lake!

About Dragon Race

Find out everything you need to know about the dragon race, how it began, and why we continue the tradition in Chautauqua County.

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Meet Your Competition

Find out if you have what it takes to get your team to the finish line by reading up the good, bad, and the ugly of a dragon race!

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Sponsor the Race

We couldn't do this event without the tremendous support from our area business community. Join us in support of a happy, healthy lake!

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2016 Dragon Boat Planning Committee


2016 Dragon Boat Race Planning Committee 

Pictured back row: Scott Schrecengost, Mayor of Celoron; Brad Zimmer, volunteer; Lee Harkness, volunteer; Kelly Haaksma, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union; Bill Stevenson, Riverfront Management Council; Front row: June Diethrick, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation; Shirley Sanfilippo, Village of Celoron Clerk; Heather Nolan, Chautauqua Lake Association; Louise Wolanske and Joseph Gerace, avid dragon boat racers and local residents. Not pictured: Vicky Trass Bardo, The Resource Center; Mickey Sorenson, Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association and John Siggins, volunteer.

A Special Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors for their support!

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation; Greater Chautauqua FCU; Chautauqua Council 202 UCT; Kharram Grotto; Zippo Manufacturing Co.; Hartley Buick GMC; Real Estate Advantage; Chautauqua County IDA; Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.; The Resource Center – New Visions Services, Inc.; Sanfilippo Solutions; The Matric Group; Arthur R. Gren Co., Inc.; Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter of ACBS; Jamestown Area Community FCU; Jamestown Mattress Co., Inc.; TRI James Services, Inc.