Announcing 2018 Race Details and Developments!


Ahoy, mateys! The Rock River Anything That Floats Race steering committee is happy to publish several announcements pertaining to the 2017 race fundraising results as well as formatting news for the upcoming 2018 summer event.

2017 race proceed checks for the other not-for-profit benefactors we support were distributed. The Rockford Fourth of July Committee, Rock River Trail Initiative and Rockford Ski Broncs each received $3,000 checks. Thank you to all the sponsors, racers and volunteers who made 2017’s Rock River Anything That Floats Race a success!

In other news, the Committee announced the creation of a new race category for 2018: Hulled Craft! From canoes to row boats to ski boats to pontoons, teams can use hulls in the creation of a raft, or just decorate a boat in a creative manner as they wish. Hulled boats will compete against each other for speed in their own division and against DIY made-from-scratch rafts in the Judges Choice and Peoples Choice categories. NO motors will be allowed.

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

Please visit our Rules & Regulations page for information and Registration page to register your raft online today! People interested in volunteering on race day are encouraged to visit our Volunteer page.

Finally, please visit Rock River Anything That Floats Race personnel at the April 13 Rockford IceHogs game to purchase advance Chuck-a-Ducks to support the race and the other not-for-profit organizations we support in turn.

Let’s go, land lubbers and seamen and women alike!

It is time to get your ship together for the 2018 Rock River Anything That Floats Race!