2009 Events
Mercer Lake, Princeton, NJ - September 19
The 3rd Annual Mercer County Dragon Boat Festival was host to 46 teams from the NJ/NY/PA/DC area. Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ with the help of a few paddlers from our partner teams Merrill Dragons/River Sirens/River Sisters raced in 3 - 200m heats and 2 - 400m races. We ended up the season having a grueling and challenging day loaded with a ton of laughs...

Flushing, NY - August 9
Returning to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival for a second year and beating out seasoned veteran teams like Women in Canoe, HSBC Dragons and Con Edison Electric Dragons, Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ advanced to the Women's 250m Invitational Finals. In spite of challenging wind conditions for our final race of the day, Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ was able to cross the finish line in a close third place. Just the fact that we were able to win against such fierce competitors and go to the finals made this a "winning day" for the team. Thanks to our fill-ins from Montreal and Baltimore. (See Video)

Montreal, Quebec - July 25 & 26
Teaming up with our sisters from the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club and the Schuylkill Dragons at the 14th Annual International Montreal Dragon Boat Festival, Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ wins its first International Gold Medal and Cup. Day One included two intense 500m races followed by a fun night on the town in Old Montreal. The next morning, we were back at the Olympic(76) Boat Basin for Day Two's races. As the rain began to pour and in a "photo-finish", Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ crossed the finish line first to win the Gold in the Division G Finals. (See Video)

Mercer Lake, Princeton, NJ - June 7
Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ once again returns to Mercer Lake to race in the Paddle for Pink Dragon Boat Festival. This third annual event brought in 48 teams from all over the Northeast. Paddling against the veteran teams from DC, Philadelphia, Princeton and Albany in the BCS Division, Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ with help from our sisters River Sirens, we ended up taking home a Bronze medal.

Lake Parsippany, NJ - June 6
Pathway's TeamSOS-NJ & Team Dragons once again participated in the Annual Lake Parsippany Open House Celebration. Mini races along with fun activities kept the crowd entertained. A solemn ceremony by Team SOS marked the remembrance of those who have lost the battle to cancer.

Washington, DC - May 16 & 17
Joining forces with our sister team the Machestic Dragons, we travel to the nation's capital to participate along with 60 other teams in the DC Dragon Boat Festival. Fighting river currents and strong head winds our team participated in 3 - 250m and 2 - 500m races. The result of our hard work and great spirit pays off with the winning of 2 Gold Medals!!! Congrats to all on our first win of the 2009 season.

Lake Parsippany, NJ - April 13 & 27
Our 2nd season kicked off with two terrific starts. More than 25 survivors and supporters turned out for our first and second practices of the season. The use of 2 dragon boats was required to handle the influx of new members. Everyone came away from the practices smiling and excited about new upcoming season.