All the competitors finally got their ships together and they’re preparing to paddle like it’s 1999 today — race day, August 12, 2018. Spectators are getting ready for a fun-filled day in the sun along the Bike Path and at the fun and festive finish line at Prairie Street Brewing Co. 

Speaking of spectators; don’t forget to VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE. Vote for the rafts you like best using their official race numbers. There will also be pictures of each raft on the webpage. The voting page will be live at approximately noon today.  

Remember it’s not too late to purchase Chuck-a-Ducks at the start and finish lines for a chance to win cash and other valuable prizes from the Rockford IceHogs.

They say, ”God only gives you so many days, but the ones you spend at sea don’t count against you.” Argh! We think that’s true for all the proud rafters on the river today, too. Enjoy your freebie and good luck to each and every one of you. See you on the river! 

Sunday, August 12 Race Day Schedule  

  • 10:00 AM – Raft sign-in begins  
  • 10:00 Live radio remote, entertainment, food, and drinks at race start line area on Illinois Street near old Coast Guard Station 
  • 11:30 AM – Raft race registration ends
  • 12:00 PM – Anything That Floats Raft Race begins!
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM - The Gilligans perform live for spectators from a raft patrolling the river 
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Dirty Fishnet Stockings perform at Prairie Street Brewing Co finish line 
  • 3:30 - Chuck-a-Duck Drop off Whitman St. Bridge 
  • 4:30 - Awards Ceremony at Prairie Street Brewing Co finish line 

2017 Rock River Anything That Floats Race is Tomorrow!


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! 


2017 Raft Race Schedule

• 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.

The 2016 Race Results Are In! (And, We Think You're All Winners!)


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.

2016 People's Choice Raft Winners

It's Not Too Late To Share Your RRATFR Love

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!

Visit the RRATFR Online store!