Join in the fun! This is your hub to sign up and take part in participatory events. Download forms here and find more info about each event below:

7th Annual Funnelcake Eating Contest: Listen to KQAM and KGSO for your chance to sign up on-air starting June 1.
Alef's Harley-Davidson Rumble By the River: Call (316) 440-5700 for info and to register.
Archery Tag® Tournament: Download form here
Bubble Soccer: Click Here to Register
Cardboard Regatta: Download form here
Cruise-In: Download form here
Human Foosball: Download form here
Kansas Health Foundation River Run
Paddle Battle Kayak Races:
Download form here
River Vault: Download form here
Rosie the Riveter Look Alike Contest: Download form here
Softball Tournement: Call (316) 268-4361 to register
Starlight Flotilla: Download form here
Safelite AutoGlass Sundown Parade
Wet Your Pallet Raft Race:
Download form here
Wing Eating Contest: Register on-site
World Record Attempt: Largest Human Airplane: Click Here to Register
World Record Attempt: Longest Line of Bicycles: Register on-site

Alefs Harley-Davidson Rumble by the River
Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 6
Start: Alefs Harley-Davidson, I-135 & 53rd St. North
End: Main & Douglas
Start at Alefs Harley-Davidson, enjoy a scenic ride, visit well-known bike stops, and end up at the main stage in the heart of Riverfest. Call (316) 440-5700 for more info.


Archery Tag® Tournament
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., June 6
Location:  South of RedGuard Stage
Brought to you by: Mobile GameDen
Intense enough to satisfy thrill seekers and safe enough for kids to play, Archery Tag® is recommended for players ages 10 and up. Five member teams participate in double-elimination games set-up in 6 divisions. Registration deadline is May 23.
Download the Archery Tag registration form

Bubble Soccer
6-8 p.m., Mon., June 1, Tues., June 2 & Thurs., June 4
Location: Waterman & Water
Tumble and roll as you play soccer in an inflatable bubble! $10 per person. Click here to register.

Cardboard Regatta
3:30-5:30 p.m., Sat., June 6
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
Build a river-worthy vessel in 90 minutes or less with cardboard, duct tape, pool noodles and a box cutter. No team size limit, but at least one team member (ages 12 or older) must ride in the vessel. Awards will be presented for fastest time, best design and most spectacular sinking. $20 per team.
Download the Cardboard Regatta registration form

1–5 p.m., Sunday, May 31
Location: Main and Waterman
Presented by: Black Top Nationals & G&R Motors, Inc.
Brought to you by: KEYN
All types of makes and models are welcome. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars registered.
Download the Cruise-In registration form

2-4 p.m., Sat., May 30
Location: RedGuard Stage
Organized by: Wichita YoungLife
Brought to you by: T95
Six member teams participate in double-elimination rounds by age group. Partial proceeds benefit YoungLife.
Men’s Recreational Bracket
Co-Ed Bracket
Men’s Competitive Bracket


Human Foosball
Preliminaries: 6-8 p.m., Tues., June 2 & Thurs., June 4
Finals: 5-7 p.m., Sat., June 6
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Sponsored by: Chilton’s
Six member teams will compete in preliminaries and the top two teams from each preliminary round will compete in the finals on Saturday. The first place team will win $600 and the second place team will win $300.
Download the Human Foosball Registration Form


Laser Tag
2-4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Location: Ackerman’s Backyard
Brought to you by: Mobile GameDen & Brad Pistotnik Law

Download Laser Tag entry form


Paddle Battle Kayak Races
2:30-4:30 p.m., Sat., June 6
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
It’s a race to the finish line 1,000 ft. downstream! Vie for a chance to win cash and prizes. $5 entry fee.
Download the Paddle Battle registration form


River Vault
9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat., June 6
Location: Waterman & Water Streets
Sponsored by: Shocker Track Club
Watch local, state and national athletes compete in this Street Pole Vaulting competition.
Download the River Vault registration form

Riverfest Softball Tournament
9 a.m., Sat., May 30 (Men’s Slowpitch) Registration Deadline, May 22
9 a.m., Sat., June 6 (Co-ed Slowpitch) Registration Deadline, May 29
Location: Southlakes Softball Complex – 5301 S. Meridian
Call (316) 268-4361 for more information.

Rosie the Riveter Look-A-Like Contest
Registration onsite: 5-6:45 p.m.; Judging: 7 p.m., Fri., June 5
Location:  Kennedy Plaza Stage
Muster your inner "Can Do" spirit and compete to be Riverfest Rosie! The winner will receive a set of tools and a $100 U.S. Savings Bond!
Download the Rosie the Riveter Look-Alike Contest form

Starlight Flotilla
10:15 p.m.
Location: Arkansas River
Download the Starlight Flotilla Registration Form


Wet Your Pallet Raft Race
2-3 p.m., Sat., June 6
Location: Douglas Street Bridge
Raft races are back, but with a twist! Teams build a raft with recyclable materials and then float their way to a win! Rafters compete in 3 different categories for cash and other prizes.
Download the Wet Your Pallet Raft Race Registration Form

Wing Eating Contest
7-8 p.m., Fri., June 5
Location: Sparkling Ice Food Court Stage
Enter the wing eating contest for a chance to win great prizes – including cash! Open to the first 12 qualified participants who sign up.

World Record Attempt: Largest Human Airplane
6-8 p.m., Fri., June 5
Location: Lawrence Dumont Stadium
Organized by: Young Professionals of Wichita
Join 2,500 of your friends as we attempt to set the World Record for the largest human airplane.
Click Here for More Information
Click Here to Register

World Record Attempt: Longest Line of Bicycles
12-1 p.m., Sat., May 30
Location: RedGuard Stage
Sponsored by: IBEW & Bike Walk Wichita
We almost made it last year, but we can win this year! Pedal down to the RedGuard Stage and be one of 1,200 bike riders needed to break the current record (1,148).


June 6, 2015
A Riverfest tradition, River Run features a terrific downtown route adjacent to the Arkansas River, a high-energy finish line, bib tag timing and live music at the WaterWalk Stage. Get your game face on and challenge family and friends as you go for the gold! All registrants receive a Riverfest button and commemorative T-shirt. Finishers of every race receive a medallion and complimentary finish line breakfast. An awards ceremony will take place on the WaterWalk Stage immediately following completion of each race.

Register online at GoRunYourRace.Com

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