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Rock River Anything That Floats Race cancels this years event

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Anything That Floats Race

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rock River staple will not happen again this year; The Rock River Anything That Floats Race is canceled.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, organizers says it made the decision for a few reasons.

Reopening Illinois came late and they did not have time to put together an event, only six teams said they wanted to participate and the price of building materials for rafts has skyrocketed.

Another factor in the decision was organizers say they cannot rely on sponsors.

They plan to hold the race next year. Last years event was canceled due to Covid-19.