Start: Millmead GU2 4BE Finish: Waterside Centre, GU1 1LW

The Guildford Lions Annual Charity Raft Race is the main event of the river event 2024 – Ducks and Rafts. The event also includes the duck races run by Surrey Care Trust, who will also be offering rides on the river in their boat Tranquillity. The event is also supported by Zero Carbon Guildford (who will award a £100 voucher for the most sustainable raft constructed with recycled materials).

The Duck Races will run from 12.30pm. Ducks can be purchased on the day or in advance from Surrey Care Trust (click button below).

The Race is open to anyone who can construct a raft capable of carrying its crew from the start at Millmead Lock Island to the finish at the Waterside Centre in Stoughton. The race is also open to stand-up paddle boarders. It is a fund raising event to help Guildford Lions Club continue supporting local charities and deserving causes. And it is also a fun event for participants and spectators alike.

From 12 noon crews can deliver their rafts to the Council’s Millmead Offices front car park then transport them across the footbridge onto Millmead Lock Island where they can be fully assembled. The Mayor of Guildford will inspect the rafts from 2pm and start the race at 3pm. Raft transports can be parked close to the Waterside Centre at Stoughton.

A BBQ will be available at the finish where trophies will be presented by the Mayor and the President of Guildford Lions Club.

This event is FREE for spectators!



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  • From:
  • 6 Jul, 2024
  • Start time
  • 12:00

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