Due to the low water levels in the River Wye the 2022 raft race has been cancelled. Please read the following press release below for details.

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The annual Monmouth Raft Race is organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth. The 56th Monmouth Raft Race will now be run in 2023.

The date will be Sunday 3rd September 2023. 

This web page will be updated in January 2023. If you require any information prior to January, please email Norman Williams at

The raft race is a fun afternoon on the river. 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

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.

All sponsorship monies received by Monmouth Rotary Club from persons taking part in the Monmouth Raft Race will be donated to St David’s Hospice Care (75%) and other charities supported by Monmouth Rotary Club (25%).

St David’s Hospice Care is a Gwent based charity providing care at home, free of charge, to patients who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness.


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