Registration is now open for the annual tanking race, which will be held on the afternoon of March 31.

Teams of four people will race down the North Platte River in Nebraska fashion – inside stock tanks.

The teams will race from the Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area to Cody Park, using paddles to maneuver through water, ice and sand bars, as needed.

Cash prizes will be awarded for best costumes and tank decorations.

The race is sponsored by the North Platte Area Sports Commission.

After the finish line, Pal’s Brewing Company will host a celebration, where contestants over age 21 will receive a free beer.

To register, go to, or contact Courtney at the North Platte Visitors Bureau at 308-221-6865.

Registration ends at 5 p.m. on March 28. The cost is $140 per team. Payment is required to reserve a spot.

Proceeds benefit the North Platte Area Sports Commission.

The North Platte Area Sports Commission is a division of the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau.