Chester Raft Race

Sunday 2nd July 2017


A Fantastic Day on the Water

Sunday 2nd July 2017


All Shapes and Sizes of Raft

Sunday 2nd July 2017


Chester Raft Race

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Welcome to the Chester Raft Race Website
The 2017 Chester Raft Race will be held on
Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 10.15am.


If you would like to be a sponsor of our 42nd Charity Raft Race in aid of National Autistic Society Cheshire West & Chester, SSAFA,(Chester), the Armed Forces charity and other charities of the Rotary Club of Chester, we should be pleased to discuss the opportunities available. Please contact us on mail@chesterraftrace.org.uk and we will be in touch.


See previous years galleries for Chester Raft Race.

2016 Raft Race Results

Event Winner, Fastest Raft – Chester Auto Services-The Traitors. 9 minutes 10 seconds
Runner Up- SP Energy Networks- 132 Go. 9 minutes 40 seconds

Best Themed Raft- Survitec- The Black Pearl
Most Innovative Raft – Old Harkers Arms- Future of Chester Transport
Titanic Ultimate Sinker – Crane Bank Garage – Crane Bank Dream Team

Fastest Hostelry – Old Harkers Arms
Best Ladies Raft – Bagillt Royal Star Morris Dancers


Rotary Club of Chester

President: Brendan Witter

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.

email: chesterrotarysec@yahoo.co.uk


Chester Raft Race

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 this year with his exciting display at 10.15 before the rafts start their race at 10.30am

What People Said


“The Flyboard Man was Brilliant”


Past Year Entrant


“It was great fun”


Past Year Competitor


“Very well Organised”


Past Year Sponsor