More than just an homage to the incredibly popular WROK/ZOK sponsored raft races of the '70s, '80s and '90s - the all new Rock River Anything That Floats Race will be a brand new tradition for new generations of Rockfordians to love and experience.
Entry fees for rafts is only $100, and $15 for the kayak and canoe divisions. All proceeds will benefit the Rockord Fourth of July and Holiday Lighting efforts, the Rock Rive Trail Initiative and the Ski Broncs.
The race course, 1.65 miles in length, starts at the Coast Guard Station on the east bank and ends 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 Rockford Park District's Sinnissippi Bike 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.
Race Schedule 7:30am - Race Sign-in Opens 9:00am - Double Kayaks 9:30am - Single Kayaks 10:00am - Double Canoes 10:30am - Single Canoes 11:00am - Stand Up Paddleboards 12:30pm - First Flight of Rafts 3:00pm - Party!