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Dragon Derby 2021

Sunday, August 8th, 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

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Add to Calendar 2021-08-08 19:45:00 2021-08-08 21:30:00 America/Chicago Dragon Derby 2021 Hundreds of dragons will race the Lazy River for thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Get your entries for as little as $5 each. Dragons will hit the water for participants nationwide! A Live and Virtual Event! Anyone can enter (18+).

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/dragonderby2021

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/dragonderby2021

Hundreds of dragons will race the Lazy River for thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Get your entries for as little as $5 each. Dragons will hit the water for participants nationwide! A Live and Virtual Event! Anyone can enter (18+).




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The Dragon Derby, presented by the Law Offices of Slape & Howard, will take place Sunday August 8th, 2021 at Rock River Rapids in Derby, Kansas.  All proceeds benefit Dragon Master Foundation, a  cancer research charity.

Hundreds of dragons will race the Lazy River.  Each dragon will be individually numbered.  Purchase your entries, and you will be randomly assigned a dragon.  If it wins, you win!  Guaranteed First Place prize is $1000 CASH from Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q and even last to finish is a winner of a $100 cash prize!  And if you are assigned our Secret Dragon Entry, and it comes in First, you win $1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!* (See details in our official rules, below.)

Prices vary from $10 for one dragon entry to as low as $5 each when you buy 30.   What are you waiting for?  Go to the top of the page to purchase entries, or to donate to the cause!  New this year--you can buy entries for kids with cancer and we will enter them in the race.

Form a Team by clicking on the link under the DMF Logo at the top of the page!

Like our page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/dmfdragonderby for the latest news on prizes and the event.


--At 8pm, the dragons will be released into the Lazy River and we will be streaming LIVE on Facebook.  Winners will be announced at approximately 8:30pm.  

Good luck to all who enter and remember you can also watch the race free on this page starting at approximately 8pm on Sunday 8/8/2021.   Entries available at the top of this page, look for the yellow button!

$10 for one, $25 for 3, $40 for 5, $75 for 10, $100 for 15, $125 for 20 and $150 for 30.   See the ticket page for more details! 





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Dragon Derby 2021 Official Rules & FAQ's

Official Rules

Event to be held Sunday August 8th, 2021 at Rock River Rapids 1900 E James St, Derby, KS 67037 and live streamed via Facebook Live. In case of inclement weather, acts of God or other circumstances, Dragon Master Foundation (the Producer) reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race, or determine winners by a random drawing, at its sole discretion.  

This contest is being run exclusively by Dragon Master Foundation, and its Officers and Board members serve as judges. We anticipate some photo finishes. Ruling of the judges is final.

Last to Finish will be awarded to the last entry completing 1 lap.  Entries that pass the finish line chute after completing a lap are disqualified from winning Last to Finish, but may still win their prize if they are a designated "special entry".  In other words if they "escape" and take a second lap, they are not eligible for last place due to that accidental continuation around the Lazy River.

The Dragon Derby race will happen rain or shine.   No entry fees will be refunded, as the event will proceed, either during rain or if weather is severe, at the next possible date, or via random drawing.

Must be 18 to enter. Ticket sales end at midnight on Friday 8/6/2021.

Each entry (Dragon character or otherwise) will be randomly assigned to an entrant. We will be double randomizing. First the list of entries will be randomized, and then each dragon’s entry number will be randomized, and then matched to an entry.

Prize winners will be announced the night of the event, however no prizes will be awarded at the event. All winners will receive email notification by 5pm on 8/10/21, and prizes, when possible, will be mailed. Other prizes will have delivery arranged with the winner via email.  Winner is responsible for any shipping charges above mailing a standard number 11 envelope.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st-10th Place and Last Place. Prizes and the finishing Place they will be awarded for will be announced on the GiveButter entry payment portal and in these official rules no later than Friday 8/6, but likely much earlier. Other prizes may be added.

Special Entries will have guaranteed winners, with a prize going to the entrant regardless of where the Special Entry places, are also part of the contest. Those Special Entries may also with one of the “Place” prizes. Not counting Special Entries, no winner may win more than one Place prize, and no winner may win more than 3 prizes, Place or Special Entry combined.

A Million Dollar Dragon Prize MAY be awarded in our main race (not the Davis-Moore 400).  One entry out of a minimum of 3000 entries will be secretly selected ahead of time by our Promotion Company.  If that entry comes in first place, the winner receives $1,000,000, paid out by Promotion Partner at $25,000 for the first payment and then a single premium deferred annuity or other investment grade vehicle to pay the thirty-nine (39) additional installments to the winner, if any, on an annual basis.  Employees, agents, successors, Board Members and assignees of Dragon Master Foundation, its advertising agencies and promotional companies involved in this Promotion, as well as family and household members of same, shall be ineligible to participate in the Promotion and shall be ineligible for any prize covered herein.  Names and likenesses of Promotion Winner(s) may be used by Sponsor and Sponsor's designee(s) for promotional purposes without further compensation to Sponsor or Promotion winner.  Taxes, fees or other charges, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner(s).  Winner, if any, will be required to show government issued photo ID  and sign a  Winners Affidavit and Release.  Law Offices of Slape and Howard and Hog Wild Bar-B-Q are not sponsors of the Million Dollar Dragon Prize.

To date prizes include:

$1000 cash for First Place—courtesy of Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q.

Prizes to be awarded from 2nd to 10th place and even last place wins $100!

Winners are required to provide proper identification and social security number and will be subject to payment of applicable federal and state income taxes on the value of the prize. Such taxes are required to be paid prior to release of a prize to the prize winner.

By entering, winners consent to promotional use of their names and likeness without additional compensation.

No winner will receive more than one PLACE prize.  You will be awarded the highest value prize of all of your entries.  If two or more entries for one person finish in place prizes that are of equivalent value, the judges will decide which prize to award.  Up to 3 total prizes may be awarded per person-One PLACE prize and up to 2 Special Entries.

Prizes will be awarded "as is" and no substitution of prizes will be permitted. Producer will have no liability with respect to any prize awarded.

Race entrants need not be present to win.

Board Members and staff of Dragon Master Foundation are not eligible to win.

If a winner does not come forward to claim the prize won within 30 days following the race, that prize will be forfeited and Producer will declare another winner for that prize, or DMF may retain the prize at their discretion.

Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.

By entering, entrants release the Producer, sponsors, employees and their officers, directors, staff and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes and to bodily injury or damage to property on the event site and surrounding parking areas, whether or not due to negligence of the Producer, sponsors and their officers, directors, staff and other related entities.

This event is subject to all federal, state and local laws and is voided where prohibited by law.

Winners will be posted on the GiveButter page used for entering after confirmation of eligibility and acceptance of prizes, no later than 8/16/2021.   


Q- When is the Race?

A- The evening of Sunday August 8th, 2021  at Rock River Rapids in Derby Kansas.


Q- How much are the Dragons?

A- $10 for one, $25 for 3, $40 for 5, $75 for 10, $100 for 15, $125 for 20 and $150 for 30.


Q- How many Dragons will race?

A- We have 3000 to start and will purchase more if needed. We do not have a maximum amount of entries.


Q- How do I get my Dragon entry?

A- Right here at -- https://givebutter.com/dragond...


Q- Do I get to keep my Dragon?

A- No, we plan on using them again next year!  However if you come to the Live event you can have your pick of the entries for $5!


Q-Do I get to know my entry number ahead of the race.

A-We plan on publishing the complete list of Entry numbers and names shortly before the race.


Q- Can I come to the event?

A- This year, pending Sedgwick County Health Department guidance, we look forward to hosting attendees to watch the race in person.  Tickets are $10 and Hog Wild will be serving great BBQ! (separate per plate fee applies).  OR-- Watch it live on our Facebook Feed!


Q- Do I HAVE to attend or live in Kansas to win.

A- No.  You can live anywhere in the US and enter and win. 


Q- What are the Prizes?

A- Hog Wild BBQ is supplying the Grand Prize of $1000 in cash, and we will have prizes for at least 10 winners. Prizes are still being secured. To become a prize sponsor email [email protected].


Q- Where does the money go?

A- To Dragon Master Foundation, a Wichita based 501(c)(3). We are an almost all volunteer organization, with only one part time staff member. Funding is currently going to clinical trials and to fund research at our partner hospitals:  

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Beijing Tiantan Hospital Neurosurgery Center; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Children’s National Hospital; Children's of Alabama; China National Genebank; Dayton Children’s Hospital; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone; Hudson Institute of Medical Research; Johns Hopkins Medicine; Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center; Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford; Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center; Meyer Children's Hospital; Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital; Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Seattle Children's Hospital; St. Louis Children's Hospital; Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick; UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative; UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital; University Children's Hospital Zürich; UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; Wake Forest Baptist Health; Weill Cornell Medicine.


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