Saturday, March 28th, 2020

The 4th Annual North Platte Area Sports Commission Tanking Race is an exciting adventure in the middle of winter… in a stock tank. It’s up to the weather man to determine if we wear shorts or a parka on this 2 mile trek down the Platte River from Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area to Cody Park.

This event is an annual fundraiser for the North Platte Area Sports Commission and helps fund and support sports tourism driving events into our community each year.

$140 Per Team of 4

Each participant will receive swag, Pals Beer token and 20% of coupon to Pals Brewing Company

This year, we’re adding a unique twist. There will be challenge(s) along your route where 1 or more of your team will have to get out of the tank. WHICH MEANS YOU WILL GET WET! Failure to complete the challenge(s) will result in loss time.

Sponsored by North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau, Pals Brewing Company, and Dusty Trails

Fastest Tank $200 + a sweet trophy + bragging rights!

2nd Fastest Tank$40 Pals Gift Card

Best Decorated Tank/Costume $200 + a sweet trophy!

North Platte Area Sports Commission Tanking Race Logo Play North Platte Nebraska

Public Viewing Areas:

Want to know the best place to watch the race??

There are 3 excellent places!

  1. Watch the Launch at Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area
  2. Rivers Edge Golf Club (Hole #1)
  3. Watch the Finish at Cody Park/HWY 83 River Bridge

**A State Park Permit is required if you are going to drive yourself (or spectators) to Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area. Permits will be available for purchase the day of event on site. A 1-Day pass is $6 for NE Vehicles and a 1-Year pass is $31.**

Schedule of Events

9:00AM – Pals Brewing Company will open for racers

9:30AM – Bus will arrive at Pals Brewing Company to transport racers to the Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area for check-in

10:00AM – Tank decorating can begin. Each team will have approximately 45 minutes.

11:00AM – Tanks will staggered launch from Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area to Cody Park.

Once all racers have passed the finish line, you will be bussed back to Pals Brewing Company for awards! Estimated time of arrival 1PM.

You will be provided with Tanks, Oars, and Life Jackets.

During check-in you will receive your swag, a beer token and coupon for redemption at Pal’s following the race (21+ only) for each team member and plastic bags for cell phones, keys, etc…. Your team captain will have the tank assignment in his or her bag.


It is recommended that 1 or more of your team members wear waders or muk boots. AGAIN – YOU WILL BE GETTING OUT OF THE TANK AND GETTING WET!