Great Fun for Spectators and Competitors Alike
The 2019 Chester Rotary Charity Raft Race will be held on Sunday 30th June; from 10.15am.
The Chester Raft Race is an annual charity event taking place every July in the Groves on the River Dee and organised by the Rotary Club of Chester. The rafts race against the clock over an approximate 400 metre course starting just upriver of the Royal Chester Rowing Club, passing under the pedestrian Suspension Bridge to a finish on the north bank of the river by Recorder’s Steps to the Walls and just above the weir. Although the race is over at this point, the rafts then have to retrace their route back to the launch area on the Meadows.
Last year the event also featured UK Fly-board Champion Jay St John with a spectacular display of fly-boarding right out of 007. He is scheduled to take part again with his exciting display around 10.15 before the rafts start their race at 10.30am.
2019 Main Sponsor
If you would like to be a sponsor of our 44th Charity Raft Race in aid of our main chosen charity and other charities of the Rotary Club of Chester, we should be pleased to discuss the opportunities available. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
This year the event took place on Sunday, 1 July. Results were:
Fastest raft – Crocky Wock No. 31, Crocky Trail
2nd Fastest Raft – Dee Valley Live Wires No. 5, SP Energy
Fastest Ladies – Druid Inn No. 21, Druid Inn
Fastest Hostelry – Druid Inn No. 21, Druid Inn
Best Themed Raft – Wembley No. 24, 4c Access
Most Innovative – Soft to Firm No. 28, Old Harkers Arms
Titanic Ultimate Sinker – Sproston 1 No. 25, Alan Sproston
Rotary Club of Chester
President: John McLintock
Meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinity St, Chester. 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6.30pm. 2nd and 4th Mondays at 12.50pm.
The Rotary Club of Chester is a friendly organisation with male and female members from the Chester and North Wales area. Please take a look at our website to find out more about what we do. We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world’s largest service organisation of friends, leaders, and problem – solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
If you are a Rotarian visiting the area, you will be made welcome at one of our meetings.
If you’re interested in joining Chester Rotary Club, please email the address below and we will arrange for you to attend one of our meetings. There are several clubs within the Chester and Cheshire area, and each club has a different profile, but all support projects within their own local area. So if you live outside the Chester area you might want to contact a club in your home area.
View Our Recent Raft Race Photo Galleries
News from the Raft Race Team
2017 Results Most innovative Raft – Top Trump, Peacock Garage Titanic – Ultimate Sinker – Sproston’s Idiots, Alan sproston Fastest Ladies raft – Viking Queens, Bagillt All Stars Fastest Hostelry Raft – Ye Olde Hickory’s, Hickory’s...read more
Last year SP Energy Networks, who distribute electricity across Merseyside, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales and Shropshire, took part in the raft race for the first time. Janet Newbrook Community Engagement Manager commented.. "We had a fantastic time and this...read more
Thank you once again for all those that entered into the Chester Raft Race last year. It was really great to see all the teams. If you haven’t already done so visit the website gallery and search the photos for images of your raft in action.read more