Friends of Dragon Run
Friends of Dragon Run (FODR) welcomes you to one of the most beautiful rivers in Virginia. We are dedicated to preserving this waterway and want to show you how special it is.
The 2021 Summer paddle season will be different from our other paddle seasons. We will host paddles on the dates listed below, we will use a roundtrip route from Big Island, and we will continue with modified COVID-19 precautions (adding others if required by the Virginia Department of Health or the CDC). We will continue to provide a kayak for each paddler, a paddle, and a life vest. DO NOT bring your own boat.
We will paddle every day listed that the weather permits, by reservation only. 6 Guests maximum each day. Group reservations will be permitted, but the maximum group size is 6. Every paddler must be at least 18 years old.
We will meet at the FODR’s launch site at Big Island. (This is a change.) We will launch from Big Island and return there after about 2.5 to 3 hours. We will paddle when temperatures might be in the 90s, and sometimes against the current, so this paddle will be more strenuous than our other paddle trips.
We will meet at the Big Island. The meeting time for all the paddles is 8:00 a.m. We will be off the water by noon. Directions, a map. and waiver are provided in the detailed instructions on our website. (Paddle Trip Info link) Also, please print the waiver, complete it and bring it with you on the day of your paddle.
Vaccinations or Masks required: We ask that everyone be vaccinated or agree that at all times while on land, wear a mask -- during equipment fitting (kayak, PFD, Paddle) and during launch and takeout. If you are not willing or able to wear a mask, please do not make a reservation, unless you are fully vaccinated.
REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be offered if FODR has to cancel the paddle due to weather or if a paddler guest is ill. Many paddlers whose trips have been cancelled by FODR or who have changed their plans do not ask for a refund. Since this is our principal fundraising activity, we hope that you will consider this option, if possible.
Any time you have questions, you may email [email protected]
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
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