Big Blue Dragon Boat Race coming Saturday

Dragon Boats will once again take to the water on the Black River this weekend.

The Blig Blue Dragon Boat Race is Saturday is La Crosse.

The event hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System celebrates breast cancer survivors.

Funds raised at the event go towards breast cancer survivors in our community.

This year, the event will also raise funds for the boys and girls clubs of greater La Crosse.

While the teams are competing in races … just being in the race is a prize for many.

“We try to make it a really inclusive event for the entire community and we really like to integrate the family into the festivities,” said Heidi Odegaard, Community Event Coordinator with Mayo Clinic Health System.

Racing will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and run until 4 p.m.

Action takes place on the Black River near Copeland Park in La Crosse.