11am Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Three Rivers Festival Raft Race sponsored by Hotel Fitness and Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc. promotes a safe, fun, family-oriented event. Participants are encouraged to act responsibly, show good sportsmanship, assist other participants if necessary, show respect for the river and the land owners along the river, and of course, have fun! Captains are responsible for knowing the race rules and ensuring that their crew follows them for their own safety, the safety of other participants, and to ensure that we will be able to hold this event in the future.
2013 Raft Race Winners:
THE RAFT RACE RULES
Anticipated race start is 11:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2013.
All Captains and their crew must remain aboard their Raft for the entire duration of the Race.
All rafts must have a minimum crew size of 3.
All rafts must the run entire course under their own power to be eligible for awards; e.g., NO help from spectators/friends/secret agents
on shore, and NO towing.
All rafts will be required to accept a tow if found to be floundering mid-race and/or have not finished by 4:00 p.m.
Cash prizes totaling $14,000 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the Commercial and Non-Commercial/Individual Divisions,
for the following categories:
1) Fastest Raft 2) Most Creative Raft
Raft Race Participants
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Each crew member must sign a release of liability waiver prior to launching their raft on the day of the event.
Please, no diving off any vessel or jumping into the water at any time! Sections of the race course can be very shallow
in spots and may include submerged sharp objects. We just don't want to see you get hurt.
NO ANIMALS on board.
Each participant must have a Coast Guard approved life jacket that must be worn at all times.
All crew members must wear sneakers or other appropriate footwear to prevent injuries from submerged sharp objects.
In case of emergency, crew members must be able to affect an immediate escape from the raft and must not be
restricted in anyway.
Crew members sabotaging any other contestant’s raft will be disqualified.
Crew members must follow the instructions given by safety crews, Police and Divers at all times, in or out of the water.
Crew members must not indulge in behavior likely to endanger their selves, other participants, and other rafts.
Officials concerned with your safety will be permitted to withdraw from the race any crew member they deem unfit.
In all matters related to The Raft Race, the Committee’s decision is final.
In the event that any crew members are refused entry, or if a raft is unfit or disqualified, all entry fees will be forfeited.
All rules are subject to change and amendment. Updates will be posted on this page.
Any questions about the interpretation of these rules, please contact the TRF Office (260-426-5556).
NOTE: Walk-up registrations WILL be accepted day of event.