Splash into a New Summertime Tradition on The Rock River
More than just an homage to the incredibly popular raft races of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s – the Rock River Anything That Floats Race is a novel tradition for new generations of Rockfordians to love and experience.
Entry fees for rafts are just $100, and $15 for kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. All proceeds will benefit the Rockford Fourth of July and Holiday Lighting efforts, the Rock River Trail Initiative and the Ski Broncs.
The race course is 1.65 miles in length and ends in a grand finish at Prairie Street Brewhouse. The scenic course offers a variety of viewing options for the thousands of spectators who will attend: Auburn Street Bridge, the Whitman Street Bridge, and along the Rock River Recreation Path.
Bring your picnic baskets or enjoy concession served by local City Market vendors at the Symbol parking lot just south of the Auburns Street bridge, the Nicholas Conservatory and on the grounds of the Prairie Street Brewhouse all day long.
A festive post-race party will follow race award ceremonies on the docks at Prairie Street Brewhouse and indoors, as well.
Tentative Partial Race Day Schedule
Sunday, August 12th
12:00 Noon Raft Race Begins
3:30 p.m. Duck Drop
4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony