Dragon Boat Festival held at International Park

Hundreds of racers descended on International Park on Saturday to compete in the 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival.

Also known as the â??Duanwu Festivalâ?? in China, Toledoâ??s celebration of the event featured 35 teams and an audience of thousands.

Teams of racers rowed head-to-head, or dragon-to-dragon, in 40-ft. long Hong Kong style Dragon Boats. Each team competed in three heats, paddling 500 meters up and down the river.

Prizes were awarded in several categories such as most team spirit, most organized, and best race times.