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People's Choice Award

An award selected by the public based on creativity and ingenuity. Vote for your favorite on race day using the link above. The entry with the most number of votes is given the award.

Frank Schier Creativity and Design Award

This award devoted to Frank Schier, the founder of the Rock River Trail, is chosen by a select panel of judges on race day. Key criteria focuses on aesthetics, creativity, and design.

Chuck a Duck Race

The Chuck a Duck Race is as simple as it sounds, chuck a boatload of rubber ducks into the Rock River and see who wins. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Schedule

10:00 am: Sign-in starts. Live radio remote, entertainment, food and drinks at race start line on Illinois Street near old Coast Guard Station
12:00 pm: Race begins at the Auburn Street Bridge
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Live music by The Gilligans from a barge patrolling the river
3:30 pm: Chuck-a-Duck drop off the Whitman Street Bridge
4:30 pm: Awards ceremony at Prairie Street Brewing Company
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: After-party at Prairie Street Brewing Company featuring local band Blind Date

Race Structure

RRATFR entries are split up in to two categories: DIY & HULL. An entry is in the "DIY" category if the entire entry is made from scratch and without commercial flotation devices. An entry is in the "HULL" category if the entry utilizes commercial flotation devices, such as pontoon bases or boat hulls. Awards for the fastest race time are given in each respective category, both DIY & HULL. Both the People's Choice and the Frank Schier Creativity and Design Award are awarded regardless of entry category.

Past Results

The Rock River Anything That Floats Race is built on the premise of competition and communal fun. Check out the times and awards from year's past through 2016.

All-time Speed Records

Fastest HULL: Team Kira
00:12:13.0 | HULL | 2017

Fastest DIY: Team Danfoss
00:16:00.0 | DIY | 2017

Fastest 2019: Broken Bone
00:15:48.1 | HULL | 2019

2020 & 2021 Race

The 2020 & 2021 RRATFR was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19.
“We did not see a way forward to hosting a safe and enjoyable event in 2020. We did not want to cancel something so many people look forward to - and we work so hard to deliver - but we literally have no choice,” said Amy McIntyre, steering committee member. “There is too much uncertainty around when events like RRATFR will be able to take place this year. And, it’s clear state and federal governments are discouraging them this summer. The health and safety of our racers, spectators and fellow volunteers is of course our first priority."

2019 Results

People's Choice Award: Thomas & Friends

Frank Schier Creativity and Design Award: USS Stout

Chuck a Duck Winner: Matt Bailey

Place Name Final Time Category
1 Broken Bone 00:15:48.1 HULL
2 OSF USS Elijah 00:33:55.1 DIY
3 OSF USS Wolfgang 00:34:15.7 DIY
4 Team Jones 00:38:59.4 DIY
5 Team Gambino 00:41:12.8 DIY
6 Boylan 00:43:28.6 DIY
7 The Last Ride 00:44:06.5 DIY
8 Fehr Graham 00:44:21.6 DIY
9 The Landing Strippers 00:50:47.2 DIY
10 Forest City Brewers 00:51:34.3 DIY
11 Mercyhealth Cardiac and Stroke Nurses 00:52:11.4 DIY
12 Meiborg Enterprises 00:54:03.8 HULL
13 Rock Valley Credit Union 00:54:04.8 DIY
14 PCI Pharmaceuticals 00:55:50.3 DIY
15 Firestone 00:58:38.2 DIY
16 Thomas and Friends 01:00:21.1 DIY
17 Moana 01:04:47.2 DIY
18 Scrapyard Sailors 01:06:24.1 DIY
19 The Joint 01:08:56.8 DIY
20 Dirty Oar 01:11:02.0 DIY
21 Floating Sparkies 01:14:32.4 DIY
22 95.3 The Bull / Thermo Fisher Scientific 01:18:12.3 DIY
23 USS Stout 01:26:00.0 DIY
24 The Rockness Monster 01:27:55.1 DIY
25 Citizens For Bill Rose 01:28:16.3 DIY
26 Prairie Street Brewhouse 01:28:59.8 DIY
27 USS Hammy 01:31:54.7 HULL
28 Blackhawk Athletic Club 01:35:29.7 HULL
29 Speedway Racers 01:41:29.5 DIY
30 Two Men and a Truck 01:43:53.2 DIY
31 The House Boat 01:50:05.2 DIY
32 Ship Happens 01:51:02.5 DIY
33 Team Maldonado 02:21:18.7 DIY
34 Buffet Barge 02:23:28.5 DIY
DQ Captain Corksoaker NT - DISQUALIFIED DIY
DQ Oak Nuts NT - DISQUALIFIED DIY

2018 Results

People's Choice Award: Spirit of Survival

Frank Schier Creativity and Design Award: 425 Manufacturing

Place Name Final Time Category
1 Broken Bone 00:17:11.0 HULL
2 Slumberin Sloth 00:24:37.0 DIY
3 DAnimal / Powder Monkey 00:32:07.0 HULL
4 Fehr Graham 00:38:32.0 DIY
5 Meiborg 00:44:47.0 HULL
6 Bike Elves / Team Fur Bandit 00:49:08.0 HULL
7 H20 Express 00:51:21.0 DIY
8 OSF SS Wolfgang 00:51:26.0 DIY
9 OSF SS Cupertino 00:51:41.0 DIY
10 Rubber Duck 00:52:20.0 DIY
11 Row Row Row Gambino 00:52:35.0 DIY
12 OSF SS Skelnik 00:53:19.0 DIY
13 Fas Mart 00:54:18.0 DIY
14 Gutter Crew / Midwest Gutters 00:55:26.0 DIY
15 Cats out of the Bag 00:55:52.0 DIY
16 Prairie Street Brewhouse 00:57:49.0 DIY
17 Oak Street Health 00:58:05.0 DIY
18 Spirit of Survival 00:59:23.0 DIY
19 Rock Valley Credit Union 01:00:45.0 DIY
20 Dirty Oar / Whiskeys 01:05:21.0 DIY
21 Firestone 01:06:05.0 DIY
22 Rootbeer Float 01:14:52.0 DIY
23 Creative Ink 01:20:19.0 DIY
24 Aquaholics / Pub 815 01:20:37.0 DIY
25 Big Texas 01:21:15.0 DIY
26 Ohana Moke 01:23:30.0 DIY
27 Team World Vision 01:24:49.0 DIY
28 Field Fastner 01:30:22.0 DIY
29 Spaceforce 01:40:04.0 DIY
30 Team Maldanado 01:48:08.0 DIY
31 425 Manufacturing 01:54:22.0 HULL
32 Nintendo 02:06:42.0 DIY
33 Bedrock 02:08:45.0 DIY
34 Shameless 02:23:57.0 DIY
T35 Thermal Fisher NT - DISQUALIFIED DIY
T35 Advanced Machine / Rock Floaters NT - DISQUALIFIED DIY

2017 Results

People's Choice Award: Mystery Machine

Frank Schier Creativity and Design Award: Shameless (Diving Board)

Chuck a Duck Winner: Jerry Barrone

Place Name Final Time Category
1 Kira 00:12:13.0 Double Canoe
2 Unknown Name 00:14:01.0 Single Kayak
3 Team Danfoss 00:16:00.0 Raft
4 Rachel 00:16:23.0 Single Kayak
5 Unknown Name 00:17:00.0 Single Kayak
6 John 00:17:24.0 Double Canoe
7 Neil 00:17:35.0 Single Kayak
8 USS Kelink 00:19:00.0 Raft
9 Tyler 00:19:11.0 Double Canoe
10 Catrina 00:20:02.0 Single Kayak
11 Sarah 00:21:56.0 Double Kayak
12 USS Metro 00:28:00.0 Raft
13 Unknown Name 00:31:00.0 Single Kayak
T14 Rocky's Rock River 00:33:00.0 Raft
T14 USS Cupertino 00:33:00.0 Raft
16 Byron Station 00:39:00.0 Raft
17 Whiskeys 00:41:00.0 Raft
18 Broken Bone 00:42:00.0 Raft
19 Hole N One 00:43:00.0 Raft
T20 Gambino 00:44:00.0 Raft
T20 Discovery Center 00:44:00.0 Raft
T20 95.3 The Bull 00:44:00.0 Raft
23 Cougars 00:46:00.0 Raft
24 Alchemy 00:48:00.0 Raft
25 WREX 00:50:00.0 Raft
26 Second Place 00:50:50.0 Raft
T27 Fehr Graham 00:52:00.0 Raft
T27 Picnic at Jellystone Park 00:52:00.0 Raft
29 Slow N Drunk 00:53:00.0 Raft
30 Bringin Home The Bacon 00:54:00.0 Raft
31 Swedish American 00:57:00.0 Raft
32 Flounders Revenge 01:00:00.0 Raft
33 Mystery Machine 01:17:00.0 Raft
T34 PS Brewhouse 01:18:00.0 Raft
T34 NCG 01:18:00.0 Raft
36 Bougher Boys 01:19:00.0 Raft
37 Ingersoll 01:42:00.0 Raft
38 Gators Pool 01:43:00.0 Raft
39 Shameless 01:47:00.0 Raft
T40 DaVita NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft
T40 ABF NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft

2016 Results

People's Choice Award: ABF Trucking

Frank Schier Creativity and Design Award: Metro Insulation

Place Name Final Time Category
T1 DK-1 00:19:00.0 Double Kayak
T1 MC-02 00:19:00.0 Double Canoe
T3 SC-01 00:20:00.3 Single Canoe
T3 MC-03 00:20:00.3 Double Canoe
5 SUP-4 00:22:00.1 Stand Up Paddleboard
6 MC-01 00:23:00.2 Double Canoe
T7 SK-01 00:25:00.2 Single Kayak
T7 SK-02 00:25:00.2 Single Kayak
T7 SK-03 00:25:00.2 Single Kayak
T7 SK-04 00:25:00.2 Single Kayak
T11 SUP-1 00:25:59.9 Stand Up Paddleboard
T11 SUP-2 00:25:59.9 Stand Up Paddleboard
13 SUP-3 00:27:00.4 Stand Up Paddleboard
T14 SK-05 00:28:00.2 Single Kayak
T14 SK-06 00:28:00.2 Single Kayak
16 Metro Insulation 00:32:19.0 Raft
17 Back The Raft Up 00:36:00.2 Raft
18 DaVita 00:40:17.4 Raft
19 Blood Sweat And Gears 00:40:30.2 Raft
20 SS Daffy 00:41:21.8 Raft
21 We Found This In The River 00:46:09.9 Raft
22 Guilford 00:47:02.8 Raft
23 Team Sold On Toni 1 00:47:18.6 Raft
24 Discovery Center 00:48:50.0 Raft
25 Rickety Rafters 00:49:25.4 Raft
26 Prairie Street Brewing Co 00:50:00.2 Raft
27 Boaty McBoatface 00:57:14.7 Raft
28 4 Men On A Raft 00:59:17.3 Raft
29 Release The Kraken 01:02:48.9 Raft
30 Rock River Dream Police 01:04:01.0 Raft
31 OSF Saint Anthony 01:05:58.3 Raft
32 My Major Award 01:10:00.4 Raft
33 WPI 01:12:00.7 Raft
34 Alpine Bank 01:13:50.9 Raft
35 Team Sold On Toni 01:15:02.8 Raft
36 WREX 01:21:19.1 Raft
37 WIFR Anchor Away 01:24:41.1 Raft
38 Whiskeys Roadhouse 01:25:53.7 Raft
39 Legends 01:27:20.9 Raft
40 Shameless 01:32:19.2 Raft
41 Green Machines 01:32:48.2 Raft
42 Good Morning Rockford 01:37:18.3 Raft
43 ABF 01:39:22.5 Raft
T44 Radio Shack NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft
T44 Shark Chasing Canoe NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft
T44 Have Sub Fun NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft
T44 Nicholas Conservatory NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft
T44 Aglow NT - DISQUALIFIED Raft