Have you ever wanted to participate in an attempt to break a world record? Well here is your opportunity!

Floatzilla 2019 will return in its ‘world-record breaking’ glory, this Saturday Aug 17!

Take part in the largest paddlesport festival on the the nation’s greatest river, the Mississippi! Help set a new world record for the Largest Raft of Canoes/Kayaks. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only non-inflatable kayaks and canoes may participate in the World Record attempt.

Join Floatzilla and choose from one of six launch locations across the Quad Cities. For an updated list of launching locations, visit http://www.riveraction.org/node/308.

Don’t have a kayak or canoe? River Action’s Floatzilla outfitters can meet up with you at a launch point with a boat, then wait at Sunset Park to pick it up after you finish paddling. Find the list of outfitters HERE.

Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday (Aug 16 and 17) in multiple locations and multiple jobs. All volunteers will receive a Floatzilla volunteer t-shirt and will have the opportunity to attend a pizza party!

For more information on Floatzilla 2019, visit http://www.riveraction.org/floatzilla or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/floatzilla/.

Grab those paddles and have some fun!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.