Oh yes Komodo, it’s time to Get HUNGRY!

Komodo Hungry Games is an annual four-week challenge, starting this coming Thursday 18th of February, where competitors set a health and fitness goal to achieve over one month. The intention is for the whole club to ramp up efforts to be as competitive as possible for ACT Championships (20 – 21 March)!

For some of us it’s about hitting new strength goals in the gym, for others it might be setting a new personal best on the Erg, and for others it’s about losing those pesky extra kilos we picked up over a COVID Christmas!

If you’re gunning for bigger guns, or urging for more Erging, then now’s the time to set a tough (but achievable) goal to smash by March 17. If you’re up for it, share your goal with our club on Facebook, and let’s support each other working towards it!

If you’re hunting to ditch those pesky Christmas Kilos, then we have a proven and time honoured approach that delivers results. “How does this magic work?” I hear you ask? It’s easy, we each put money in a pot and “bet” that we can lose 4% of our starting bodyweight over the month. Those that make the goal get to share the pot, winning not only in weight loss but also in dollars to spend on those new clothes you’ll be able to fit into!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could keep all our great paddlers in the boat, but lose 50 – 60kg to give us an unfair advantage? Well the great news is that we can, and have a bit of fun, and competition doing it! Komodo are on approach to Nationals, and the final piece to the puzzle is a whole club push to bid farewell to those pesky kilos you’ve always said need to go.



Komodo Hungry Games entrants will pay a $35(USD) entry fee and there is a chance to make a profit by hitting your 4% target. Event organiser Captain Coops explains, “Every competitor pays an entry fee and the money goes into a combined prize pool. At the end of the event, every player hitting their 4% target receives an equal share of the pool.”

Important Note: Nobody else sees your weight, unless you choose to share it. Weighing is done by submitting a picture to the 3rd party (Dietbet) we use to manage the competition.


Komodo Hungry Games is open to every club member, friends, and family. The more people, the more support for each other. Money aside, drop a few kilos to help the boat and you are a winner regardless.

“DietBet is a US service and because we run public events, there are no limitations on who can join the event.” said event organiser, Coops. “If members of other ACT or Interstate clubs were to join, good on them. If people need a way to join like-minded folks who just want to lose the extra weight and get fitter, Komodo is happy to help. All entry fees minus a small hosting fee to Dietbet go back in the prize pool.”


While Komodo Hungry Games focuses on weight loss, Komodo Coach Kim was quick to view the event as a chance for all members to improve, “While we have members who can chase a 4% goal and lighten our race boats, there are other members that simply have no weight to lose. We’ve called on those members to set a different physical target, such as push-ups, chin-ups or 2-minute Erg distance. Everything helps in the run up to the competitive end of the season.”

How to Join the Komodo Hungry Games (you can also drop Coops a line or ask at training if you have questions:

  1. Start: Komodo Hungry Games starts Thu 18-Feb and runs for 4 weeks. For full details of how the game works, visit this link
  2. Joining: All club members will receive an invitation. It will be in the press, TeamSnap, on the website and all over Komodo Facebook. If you are not a member, simply visit the Komodo Hungry Games page and join up. You can edit your profile and share as much or as little information as you like, for example, starting weight, weigh-in or finishing weight. It’s up to you.
  3. Official Weigh-ins: will be required at the start and end of the game to verify your weight loss. You will receive instructions and can upload your details via IOS and Android DietBet apps.
  4. Finishing: At the end of the challenge, every member hitting their 4% target will share in the prize pool. Withdraw requests are processed via DietBet.

Anyone entering the Komodo Hungry Games is encouraged to visit and check out:


While Komodo may be the Coolest Dragonboat Club in the world, we are not medical practitioners and certainly have no knowledge of your personal medical history.

Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on or linked to from this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention. Nuff said!

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