Foxhangers’ River Races 

Sponsored by Foxhangers Canal Holidays 


Our sponsors, Foxhangers Canal Holidays have pledged a total of £200 in prize money, and competitors are encouraged to find their own sponsors to raise money for their chosen charity.

As usual, the Raft Race will be held at midday on Saturday 5th September, and again this year the race has a minimum age of 16 for crews. Teams build their own raft and race it over a circa 1 km course on the River Avon, starting and finishing by the Adventure Centre in Melksham's King George V Park.

As well as a £100 prize for the winning team, there will be a £50 prize for the best turned out ‘runners-up’ crew and raft.

There will be the usual entry fee of £5 per head to cover costs.

More details can be found in the Raft Race Rules download.

The organisers look forward to cheering you and your team over the winning line, so please download the Raft Race Entry Form, complete it and return it as indicated to ensure your place on the starting line!

Following the success of last year’s inaugural race, we will be running a Stand-Up Paddleboard Race for the youngsters (age 10 to 15). The race will be held at midday on Sunday 6th September and there will be cash prizes. If you would like to enter, please download and read the Rules carefully and show them to your Parent/Guardian. Then, download and complete the Entry Form, returning it as indicated.

There is no charge for entering this event.