A Premier Event of Chester’s River Calendar
The Groves, River Dee, Chester
(The 2020 Race has been cancelled)
Prizes will be given for the most Innovative interpretation of the theme, fastest raft and best hostelry.
What Is The Raft Race
The Chester Raft Race is an annual charity event taking place every July on the River Dee in Chester and organised by the Rotary Club of Chester. The rafts race against the clock over an approximate 400 Meter course, starting by the rowing club, passing under the pedestrian Suspension Bridge to a finish indicated on the north bank of the river by Recorder’s steps 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 with what is left of their raft and crew.
Make It a Party on The Meadows
Reserved Hospitality Areas on The Meadows are available for Chester Charity Raft Race.
The cost of a standard (smallest) plot 20 metres by 10 metres is £350
These are perfect if you have a large group of supporters and would like ‘to make a day of it’.
Plans and Fire Officer’s instructions are available.
Charities for the 2021 Race will be announced in due course.