Sign up here to save your seat in the annual Gorman Cup, an exhibition race featuring dragon boats paddled by breast cancer survivors. Pink Phoenix, Portland's all Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) dragon boat team, has organized this race since 1998 as a way to honor the life of original team captain Michele Gorman. BCS paddlers from local and out-of-town teams, as well as non-paddling survivors, are invited to honor Michele's memory by joining the competition and enjoying the day. No experience is necessary and we make room for survivors who would like to ride along but not paddle.
Plan to arrive at Waterfront park around 10:45am. The race is held at about noon (during the break between morning and afternoon heats) on the Saturday of the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race (June 8, 2019). Participants are welcome to join Pink Phoenix for a light lunch following the race.