Tulsa's Great Raft Race

The Raft Race is on Hiatus until further notice

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A Classic Tulsa Event

Get ready for the 5th year of the Great Raft Race's revival on the Arkansas River. Register now to participate in this classic Tulsa event on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd.


Water in the River

The Raft Race is dependent on mother nature providing the right amount of rainfall and water in the AR River system leading up to the event.  Historically, the race will happen if Keystone Lake is in flood pool before the event, which has happened every year since the event’s revival in 2015. Alternatively, besides being below flood pool, there is the chance of too much water in the system and....

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Original Race History

The race ran from 1973 - 1991, at its peak there were 600 rafts, 4500 racers, and 150,000 spectators that lined the banks of the Arkansas River from Sand Springs to Tulsa. At one point it broke the state record for the largest single day event in state history!

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