A Premier Event of Chester’s River Calendar
The Groves, River Dee, Chester
Sadly this year’s Raft Race, scheduled for the 4th July, has again been cancelled due to
the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the ability for large groups of people to gather for this event in its usual format.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 2022 Raft Race on Sunday 3rd July.
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.