Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Rock River Anything That Floats Race a success! Our second year back saw many instant classic rafts parade downstream to the delight of thousands of fans. Browse through the gallery by clicking on the thumbnails below the main photo. Enjoy the photos and give some thought to the raft you might like to build for the 2018 race next summer. It's never too early to get your ship together!
The Rock River Anything That Floats Race is happy to congratulate the following winners in our 2017 race. Awesome job each and every one of you! Only one raft got swamped and due to the expert seamanship of the contestants (and hot weather), it looked like they actually enjoyed the dip. Of course, Ski Bronc's safety officials were on hand quickly to assist.
Following are the top three finishers in all three categories. We can't wait to see you all again next year. Hope you had fun!Read More
It's race day and time for fun on the river!
Remember to vote for People's Choice for your favorite raft.
Check the Live Race Results once the action starts.
And don't forget to pick up Race T-Shirts and Chuck-a-Ducks (sponsored by the Rockford IceHogs) at the Merch Booths at the Race Starting line, Symbol Parking Lot and the Finish Line at Prairie Street Brewing Co. Chuck-a-Ducks can be purchased up until 2:00pm prior to the Duck Race start, at 3:00pm.Read More
NEW T-SHIRTS LAUNCH ON RACE DAY! CHUCK-A-DUCKS STILL AVAILABLE!
Instant classic, new RRATFR t-shirts styles will be available Sunday on the race course! Visit merch tents at the Symbol Parking Lot and the Finish Line at Prairie Street Brewing Co. You can also purchase Chuck-a-Ducks, sponsored by the Rockford IceHogs up until 2:00PM and you'll be entered to win cash and merchandise prizes. Proceeds to local charities. See you tomorrow!
• 10:00 AM - Sign in starts for all categories (SUP, Kayaks, Canoes, and Rafts)
• 10:30 AM - Sign in ends for SUP, Kayaks, and Canoes
• 11:00 AM - SUP, Kayak, Canoe race starts
• Live Music, Entertainment, Food, and Drinks starting at 11 AM
• 11:30 AM – Raft Race Registration ends
• 12:00/Noon – Anything That Floats Raft Race will begin!!!
• 3:30 - Duck Drop off Whitman St. Bridge
• 4:00 - Awards Ceremony o Raft Race is a time trial. All rafts will not leave launch at one time. Your time will start when your nose goes under the Auburn St. bridge and end when your nose crosses the finish line at Prairie St.
You really floated our boats in 2016, Rockford!
We were overwhelmed by your amazing turnout and support. You cannot imagine how happy we were to see all your smiling faces floating down the rock and standing on her shores. What fun!
Now, it's time to begin planning for year two of what we hope will be decades of adventure. We're pleasede to announce the 2017 Rock River Anything That Floats race will be held August 20, 2017, with a rain date of August 27, 2017. Registration will open on March 1, 2017. Please check back soon for more details.Read More
The Rock River Anything That Floats Race volunteer committee is pleased to post the results of the inaugural 2016 event. There were a few anomalies in our timekeeping performance due in part to the staggered manner in which rafts had to be released.
If you do not see your team name, but know your team number, help a brother (and a sister) out: hit the contact button on this site and email us your info. We’ll update the results with your team name. The same goes for the canoes, kayaks and SUPs, of course.
Next year, we will have our ship together and post results the day of the race. Congratulations to all the winners - and every single person who dipped a toe in the Rock River during this year's race. In our book, you're all winners.
Thanks to everyone who purchased a Rock River Anything That Floats Race t-shirt Sunday, August 21 at our inaugural event. We almost sold out, and it was awesome to see so many people walking around with smiles on their faces and "Paddle Like it's 1999," "Get Your Ship Together" and RRATFR logos on their chests.
Good news; shirts are still available online! So if you missed your chance to pick one up at the race, just click on the link below to visit the store and place your order. Proceeds from shirt sales help the race itself and the charities we strive to support. They make great gifts for friends and family, so get 'em!