Win by a nose

Join the SoMD Misfits Team

Bring a friend, family member, or just yourself, and join the team! 

Paddle with Our Team of Misfits!

What does it mean to be a misfit? We've heard from many folks that they'd like to paddle, but can't get enough people together to form a team. If you'd like to paddle and help raise funds for our cause, this is the team for you! You can bring a friend, your family, or your coworkers and join the team of misfits - or just come as yourself!


To join the team, you commit to raising $100. Whether you pay that yourself or get family and friends to help toward the cost is up to you. We have an easy fundraising page for the team, and we'll add your name to the drop-down list so that others can donate on your behalf.

Time Commitment

You'll have one practice the week before the event, during which you'll meet your teammates and learn how to work together as a team on the water. On race day, you'll need to be available from approximately 8a-3p. See below for a sample race schedule.

Team Captain

If you're interested in being a team manager, please let us know! Managers will coordinate with our festival staff, collect team waivers, coordinate what to wear, send emails to team members, and ensure that the team is meeting its fundraising goal of $2,000. Email to indicate your interest.

Register to be a Misfit!

Fill out the form below and a festival administrator will be in touch. Thanks for your interest in joining the team.

  • Misfits Paddler Registration

    Please register your information if you wish to paddle with the SoMD Misfits team. Once you apply, one of our festival staff will reach out with more information.

Pay Your Registration Fee

Use the button below to pay your registration fee, or send the link to your friends and family to help you reach your goal of $100!


Race Day Sample Schedule

Below is a little bit more about the race day breakdown. Please note that the schedule changes based on the number of teams we field each year, so this is approximate. When you register, you will receive more information from our Teams Coordinator, and you'll be given more details closer to race week.

Kristin's Dragon Boat

7:30 a.m.

Teams may start arriving at 7:30 a.m. Drop off your tent, coolers, and any other items in the Team Village and park your car in any of the free parking areas on the island.

8:00 a.m.

Team captains will meet with our Teams Coordinator and 22Dragons representative at the Muster area in the Solomons North parking lot.

8:30 a.m.

At the Gazebo, Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Fire show

Our Vendor Village is also open to the public at this time

9:00 a.m.

Races begin! Runners will come to your team tent throughout the day about 30 minutes prior to your race, so make sure your team area is well labeled.

Race Times

Race times are assigned the day of the festival. It takes a little over a minute to paddle the full 200 meter course.


Teams will begin to muster about 30 minutes prior to their races. There are always teams in the water, "on deck, and "in the hole". Please make sure you are in your team area 30 minutes ahead of your race.


Lunch times vary depending on when your team races. You will have at least an hour for lunch. We recommend you check out our island restaurants during the lunch hour.

Race Results

Your race results will be posted near the pavilion throughout the day. Be sure to check to see where your team stands!


The fastest teams in each division receive special awards for their excellence! Make sure you stick around when the races are over to see the winners. We also have superlative awards.

Solomons Island, Maryland

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2024

Join us as the island comes alive for the races! We'll have dragon boats, food and artisan vendors, live entertainment, a children's play area and much more.

Thanks to our many partners in Southern Maryland!