Register Now for the ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race


Race Will Feature New Categories, New Prizes and Vessel Development Support from Protohaven

Pittsburgh, Pa. (June 10, 2019) – It’s time to throw your paddle into the race. The EQT Pittsburgh 3 Rivers Regatta announced today that registration is open for the ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race, which will be held Saturday, August 3. Teams can officially enter the race by visiting This year, the race is getting a reboot with new categories and new prizes.

“ALCOSAN has been protecting our region’s waterways and the public’s health for 60 years. That’s why we are so very proud be a sponsor of this Pittsburgh summertime tradition and Regatta fan-favorite,” said Joey Vallarian, director of communications for ALCOSAN. “This year’s race isn’t just going to test teams’ nautical know-how. It’s going to require them to flex some creative muscle and step up their design game. I think the race is going to be exciting for participants and spectators alike!”

The ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race will include four new categories:

  1. The Floating Yinzer N’at: Roll-up your sleeves and dive in to creating the Yinzer-est, most Pittsburghese, floating vessel that ever sailed down the Allegheny. Tie your sails up with gumbands, give a nod to Pittsburgh’s rich tradition, take a stroll down Mister Roger’s neighborhood, slap some of your granny’s pierogies to the bow (for aerodynamic success!) or keep it simple and deck your boat out in black and gold. Show your Pittsburgh pride and see if yinz can sink or swim.
  2. River of the Living Dead: They’re coming to get you, Barbara. Calling all zombies! It’s time to pay homage to the Zombie King himself, Pittsburgh’s own George Romero. Build yourself a zombie craft and chase the dead-end finish line in search for blood, brains, and of course, prize money.
  3. Sailing Pep Rally: We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you? It’s time to see if your school pride will keep you afloat! Whether you’re a Knight, a Spartan, a Hawk, a Panther or a Nittany Lion, we want to see your pep rally on the water! Don’t let a lack of team spirit sink your ship!
  4. S. S. Techburgh: From robots to autonomous cars, Pittsburgh has made its name as the Silicon Valley of the East. It’s time to bring use your engineering savvy and tech-defying smarts to show how Pittsburgh has transitioned from the Steel City to a thriving Tech Town. Just remember, your tech masterpieces can be for design purposes only. They cannot power or help your vessel to stay afloat.

In addition to the new categories, there are also new team prizes. The team that reaches the finish line first will be the overall winner and receive $2,500, which will be donated to a charity of the team’s choice. A panel of local celebrity judges will also be selecting the best designed vessel in each category. Those four winners will each receive $1,000, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. The panel of local celebrities will be announced in the coming weeks.

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ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race Launch Party and Orientation

To help familiarize potential participants with the new race format, a launch party and orientation event will be held Thursday,June 20, at, Protohaven, at 7 p.m. Attendees will learn about important race rules and how Protohaven artists and engineers can help them bring their floating sensations to life. In addition, teams will have the opportunity to coordinate with an instructor and do a guided build. The YaJagoff Podcast will also be broadcasting live from the party.

Once teams are officially registered for the race, they will receive a dedicated page on where visitors can track their building progress.