Chester Raft Race

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The Raft Race

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.

 

The Course & Rules

This section is probably more aimed at the Skippers wanting to know more about what is required to enter the raft race.

Facilities

Its not just for the rafts, we have plenty more things going on on the meadows and in the Groves.

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.

 Chester Raft Race