Monmouth Raft Race – CANCELLED

Event Type
Raft Race

For Tickets or more information, please contact:
Norman Williams at or by calling 01291 680016


It is with a heavy heart we announce that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s @monmouthraftrace, due to take place on Sunday September 6th.

The health, safety, and well-being of everyone at our events is of course at the heart of everything we do. Our decisions have been based on current government guidance and the views of the communities in which we operate. Our priority is to minimise disruption and do everything we practically can, to support and protect our supporters, staff, families, volunteers, and everyone else involved.

Monmouth Raft Race is a very well-loved and critical event in the St David’s Hospice Care fundraising event calendar, helping to fund the continued work of our nurses and the running of hospice services provided free to all patients and families. The entry fees and any donations made provide vital palliative care to people facing life limiting illnesses as well as providing support to their families at a very difficult time, even more so during the current pandemic.

On behalf of everyone at St David’s Hospice Care & The Rotary Club of Monmouth we thank you in anticipation of your continued support throughout these very difficult times.

What happens next?

We are working with the Rotary Club to secure a date for 2021. A date when we hope we can make The Raft Race everything it is meant to be and more. We are determined to make 2021 the biggest and best yet, with fabulous food, drinks and uplifting live music at Whitebrook.

If you have a raft booked for this year’s Race The Rotary Club will be in touch very soon.

Thank you once again for your continued support and understanding during what is a difficult time for the hospice.

The Rotary Club of Monmouth
Fundraising Team at
St David’s Hospice Care


The annual Monmouth Raft Race, organised by the Rotary Monmouth, is in it’s 55th year and will be held on Sunday 6th September 2020.



Once again, we are extremely pleased that money raised from this fantastic event will be benefitting St David’s Hospice Care and other great local causes.

The Monmouth Raft Race is always a fun afternoon on the river with a great atmosphere, music, food and plenty of rafts! It’s a great day whether you are taking part or just there to watch the array of spectacular and creative vessels as they sail (or sink!) down the River Wye. A spectacle not to be missed!

It starts at Noon at Monmouth Rowing Club (Just off the A40 at Monmouth) and is paddled over 6.5 miles down the beautiful River Wye to the finish at Tump Farm, Whitebrook, (courtesy of the Cullimore Family) where there is a Family Festival of entertainment and ample refreshment opportunities.

Family Festival at the finish


After seeing off the rafts make your way to the finishing line (signposted) where the Family Festival takes place from 1pm until around 5pm.

  • See the rafts arrive at the finishing line
  • Children’s Fairground Rides
  • Traditional sideshows
  • Hog Roast
  • Bar with locally brewed Real Ale
  • Presentation of awards

Why not ask your employer, or pub landlord, to enter a raft on your behalf?
Constructing a raft and taking part is a great team building activity. Lots of fun for you, good publicity, and in support of a very worthwhile cause. Advice on how to build a raft is available on the official Monmouth Raft Race Website.

Watch this video from the 2013 event to get a an idea of what it’s all about:

The Official Monmouth Raft Race Website

Visit the event website to register and for all the details you need on the venue, building a raft, event day preparations and the festival at the finish:

Monmouth Raft Race Official Web Page

Enquiries contact:

If you’re a stall holder or a performer and would like a place at the event then we’d love to hear from you! Contact us on 01633 851051 or email

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