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The Great Trent River Raft Race

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June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
(252) 637-3111

Join us for a great day of racing, music and family fun on the banks of the River Trent!


Event Day Racer Check-ins and Inspections: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Racing start times:

  • 12:00-noon Kayak / Canoe Race
  • 1:00 PM SUP Race
  • 2:00 PM Paddle Raft Race
  • 3:00 PM Pedal Raft Race

Races will start from either Lawson Creek or Tidewater Marine, final details to follow. Starts will be staggered as to reduce congestion and for safety.


Music / Bands Schedule:

  • 11:00 AM – Stillwater Gold
  • 1:00 PM – The Wannabees
  • 3:00 PM – 3 Day Weekend
  • 5:00 PM Bryan Mayer (following awards ceremony)

Awards Ceremony: 5:00 PM at Union Point Main Event Stage


Admission: $135 per Paddle Raft, $35 per Kayak/Canoe, $35 per Stand Up Paddle Board and $5 Crew Fee.

(The Captain for each vessel must register and pay for the vessel online at our website. The vessel fee includes the Captain’s registration fee. Individual crew members must also register for the event and pay a $5 registration fee. All registrants will have the option to purchase a discounted Official Event T-Shirt at the time of registration. All participants must sign a GTRRR Release during registration at our website and a Waiver on event day. Proof of age may be required in accordance with our rules and regulations.)


The Chamber would like to thank their sponsors:

Title Sponsor – Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines and Zaytoun-Raines Construction Company

Additional Sponsors: Trent, Weyerhaeuser, Bear Towne Tent Rentals, and Leonard

Our Media Partners are: ENC Media Group – Sun Journal, Curtis Media Group, Dick Broadcasting Company, WCTI News Channel 12, and ESPN

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