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.
Public Viewing Areas:
Want to know the best place to watch the race??
There are 3 excellent places!
**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.
PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!
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!