Thank You Sponsors!


We are so excited to have revived the Great Trent River Raft Race. The 2018 race was so much fun. It was a big hit with both the racers and the spectators! We are hoping to have more of both for this year’s race. The 2019 Great Trent River Raft Race is taking place on Saturday, June 22 at Union Point Park in New Bern. People are lining up to volunteer, be vendors, and to be sponsors for this amazing event. We would like to give a special shout out to the race sponsors that have jumped on board so far.

A huge thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines and Zaytoun Raines Construction! We are so glad they decided to be our Presenting Sponsors again this year.


Our First Mate Sponsors for the 2019 race so far are Trent Buick GMC, Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories, and Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill.

Our Media Partner Sponsors are News Channel 12, ENC Media Group-Sun Journal, WRNS 95.1, and Suddenlink.

Our Second Mate Sponsors are Bender Apparel, the New Board of Realtors and MLS, Movement Mortgage, and Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law.

There are still some amazing sponsorship packages left.  We hope that your organization or company will hop on board and take the journey with us. For more information on how you can become a sponsor, contact Teresa Suhrie at the New Bern Chamber of Commerce (252)-637-3111. We encourage everyone to participate in the race. You can race a kayak or canoe, standup paddleboard, or build a pedal or paddle raft. For more information or to sign up, please visit our website. Design it, Build it, Race it!

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