River Action's Floatzilla - 2017

in United States at Lake Potter in Sunset Park

Online registration for this event is closed. You may register at packet pickup from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 18th, at Credit Island Lodge.


  • Ben Butterworth - launch times: 7:00 - 9:00
    Advanced Paddlers: Launch from Ben Butterworth Pkwy. in Moline, IL for an extended paddle. This route requires locking-through Lock & Dam 15 or portaging over Sylvan Island. (9 miles, 3-4 hours) Limited to 400 Paddlers.

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Empire Park - launch times: 7:00 - 8:30
    Advanced Paddlers: Launch your boat at Empire Park, East Moline, IL for an extended paddle that locks through at Lock and Dam 15. (12 miles w/estimated paddle time of 3-4 hours)

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Moline Rowing Club - launch times: 8:00 - 10:00
    at the foot of 17th street in Moline (or 100 17th Street, Moline)

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Main Street - launch times: 9:00 - 11:30
    "Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at MainStreet, Davenport, IA for ashort paddle on the Mississippi River. (3-mile route w/ est. paddle time of1.5 hours - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED)

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Marquette Street - launch times: 9:00 - 11:30
    Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Marquette Street, Davenport, IA for a short paddle on the Mississippi River. (2-mile route w/ est. paddle time of 1 hour - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED)

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Credit Island, Davenport - launch times: 10:00 - 1:00
    Intermediate Paddlers: Launch your boat at Credit Island for 0.5 mile paddle across the Mississippi River. (1/2 -mile route w/ est. paddle time of 30 minutes - RIVER CROSSING REQUIRED)

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Lake Potter @ Sunset Park, Rock Island: Lake only; no river paddling
    Paddlers can register to launch at Lake Potter, the day of the event.
    All Skill levels: launch & paddle on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter

    Online registration is closed for this category.




Floatzilla 2017

All registration prices are per person, not per boat.

Go to www.floatzilla.org for details about launch sites, floats, and other activities. Canoe and kayak rentals can be found at www.floatzilla.org/rental

Reminder! Paddlers can also sign up at Lake Potter on the day of the event.

Guinness World Record breaking attempt for largest flotilla of canoes and kayaks will take place at 2:00 PM in Lake Potter [Mississippi River backwater] at Sunset Park, Rock Island, IL. The current record of 3,150 was achieved by One Square Mile of Hope (USA) in Inlet, New York, USA, on 13 September 2014.The record attempt raised more than $100,000 for the fight against breast cancer.

Registration Includes

One Floazilla t-shirt, commemorative boat sticker, registration wrist band, free parking, and use of the bus shuttle.

T-shirts and boat decals guaranteed for paddlers who register by Aug 5. Shirts and decals are subject to availability for those who register after Aug 5.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pick-Up:

August 18, 2017 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Credit Island Lodge, Davenport, IA


Late Pick-Up:

August 19, 2017 - Available at all Launch Sites

7:00 - 7:30 AM at Empire Park, East Moline [Advanced]
7:30 - 8:30 AM at Ben Butterworth Parkway [Intermediate]
7:30 - 8:30 AM at Main Street [Intermediate]
7:30 - 8:30 AM at Marquette Street [Intermediate/Advanced]
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Lake Potter or Credit Island

Directions

The Quad Cities are easily accessed where I-80 and I-74 cross the Mississippi River.

Go to www.floatzilla.org for detailed directions.

Camping

Camping is available Friday and Saturday on Credit Island at 2200 W. River Drive in Davenport. Camping costs $12 per day per tent. Just enter how many tents you''ll be using for each day on your registration.

Additional Information


  • You must provide your own equipment.
  • A limited supply of canoe and kayak rentals are available from regional outfitters; visit www.floatzilla.org/rental for more information.
  • If you have an extra boat you are willing to loan, please call River Action at 563-322-2969 or email riveraction@riveraction.org
  • Details including local maps, are available at www.floatzilla.org.
  • Launch sites are based on the paddler's skill level.
  • There will be no refunds for registrations. However, if you'd like to change the registered participant contact River Action at 563-322-2969.

Questions?

For questions, contact Noah Truesdell at ntruesdell@riveraction.org


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