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Come aboard!


Register Your Raft

Raft registration is only $100 per team and guarantees millions of gallons of team building and fun. It only takes a few minutes to register online, but the memories you make on the river will last a lifetime. It’s time to get your ship together and paddle like it’s 1999. 

Watch ‘em Float

Come together with the community on our Rock River’s shore Sunday, August 18 and watch the parade of rafts, share some oohs and ahhs and laughs and sunshine. The historic Rock River Anything That Floats Race is sure to be a highlight of your summer.


The Rock River Anything That Floats Race is a 100% volunteer effort and we’re always looking for more hands on deck to do all kinds of things on Race Day. Want to help? Come on aboard! We’d love to have you join us.


Watch Race Action.

From vintage to modern race footage to tv spots to a documentary short about a team of high school students creating the Spirit of Survival, 2019’s People’s Choice-winning Viking ship raft, there’s plenty of action footage and inspiration for teams looking for clues of what to build this year. Racers from past years; take a look! There’s a good chance you’ll see yourselves in action.



On a cold January night in 1976, a local radio personality and a British gentleman met at the Sweden House bar and dreamt up the original raft race concept over cocktails. The radio personality mentioned he’d been challenged by radio brass to create a Bicentennial (1976) Fourth of July promotion for the community - and complained he just didn’t know what to do. 


Just The Facts.

Click here for everything you need to know, from race rules to how to register, to tried-and-true raft-building methods to a race schedule and more.


Let Your Float Flag Fly.

Wear your hometown Rock River Anything That Floats Race with pride. Purchase t-shirts, hats, koozies and other fun stuff to benefit race charities and look just as cool as our happy, shiny models. Come on aboard in style.


Chuck-A-Duck: Go Ducks, Go! 

Come summertime, the Rockford IceHogs’ Chuck-a-Puck’s cheerful little first cousins are the Rock River Anything That Floats Race’s Chuck-A-Ducks. Get your Ducks for a chance to win cash and valuable prizes from the IceHogs, all to benefit Rock River Anything That Floats Race charities.