On Sunday, August 25, head to Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton for the Annual Freaky Kon-Tiki! The river raft race allows a team of five people to build a raft on-site and race other contestants around a course in the Hampton River. Each participant must be at least 21 years-old to compete.
The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. in Mill Point Park with raft construction. All rafts must be homemade and all rafts will be inspected prior to launching. In addition, all rafts must be human propelled and self-propelled. No power is available and no generators can be used in construction of the rafts. There is a $100 maximum for the amount allowed on building materials and teams MUST bring receipts (pre-approved household recyclables do not count towards $100 maximum).
The first heat of the day is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Teams can be comprised by as many as five people, however, no more than two people can be on the raft while the rest of the team helps move the raft to the finish line. After the start, the rafts will proceed around the course with each heat being timed. The best times of all heats will go into the final.
Admission Fee: $25 to pre-register; $40 week of event; Free for spectators
Last Updated: 3/1/2013 1:30 PM