If you’re looking for another sign that spring and summer are on the way, it’s time to begin signing up for La Crosse’s Big Blue Dragon Boat races.
The 8th annual race sponsored by Mayo in La Crosse happens on June 20 on the Black River at Copeland Park.
Heidi Odegaard from Mayo said about 15 teams of paddlers participated the first year on the Mississippi River, and now the field is limited to 52 boats.
Food and entertainment will be available at Copeland Park.
Three divisions of races are planned, for corporations, community groups and breast cancer patients.
Teams of 22 per boat can register for a discounted rate of $800 through March 31.
After that, the cost is $900 per team.