Raft the Rio 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018.  We’re on again! Float your boat!  Or watch others try to float any imaginable device.  It’s a fun event for the community.  Kiwanis took over Raft the Rio in 2016, with great success; see our web page with over 180 pictures.  We ran it again in 2017.

The idea is to float or paddle from La Llorona Park, the starting point, to the Mesilla Bosque State Park, for fun and/or to vie for prizes, including first to finish, best use of recycled materials, least likely to finish, and most spirited crew.  Participants have run kayaks and canoes but most built their own rafts, many with humorous themes (think Vikings, turtles, dragonflies…).

Registration starts at 8 am; the launch is at 10 am.

We assure the safety with our rules form and with trained safety patrols, plus the attendance of city and county public safety officials. 

Our entry form, including the rules, is ready; you can download it in Word format or as a PDF.  There’s also an opportunity for sponsors, who will get a place on the event’s official poster; please call John Northcutt at 410 925 9126 or email him at northcuttjb@comcast.net if you’re interested.

We look forward to another great time.