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Date(s) - 07/07/2024
14:15 - 18:00


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🏁🏎️ CVCC go Raft Racing🏎️🏁


When: Sunday 7th July 2024 – Time 14:20
Where: Raft race starts from Malling Rec in Lewes (by Tesco’s) and finishes at Newhaven Marina
How: Build and decorate a raft that floats and fits under bridges (max height 6’6” – see detail below).
Why: To have fun and raise money for a good cause of your choice
Theme: Wacky Racers No of crew: Min 3, Max 12 Entry Fee: £75 (up to 4 crew); £100 (5 crew and above)
Prizes For: Fastest Time / Most Devious Means /Best Decorated / Last One Home/ Environmental Champion


Each year this event is staged between Lewes and Newhaven, the aim being to raise money for local good causes, whilst at the same time providing a fun day for entrants and spectators alike. The event has proved to be a fantastic team building event for both businesses and voluntary organisations.

Entrants are asked to raise money for their chosen charity or organisation, or alternatively donate the money to Lewes & District Round Table. The chosen Beneficiary for this years raft race is Newhaven RNLI & Sussex Search and Rescue.


The raft race will again start from the banks of the Malling recreation ground. Passing through the town and under both Phoenix Causeway and Cliffe Bridge, offers the opportunity for more of the people of Lewes to see and enjoy what is always an enjoyable spectacle. When building rafts please remember that due to the height restriction at Cliffe Bridge, the max height of rafts, measured from the base of the hull, should not exceed 6’ 6” (198cm).
This Year’s chosen theme is “Wacky Racers” Raft entrants should keep this in mind when they are constructing and decorating their crafts and choosing their costumes. Free reign is given to be as Wacky as possible whilst also creating a craft robust enough to go the distance.


A what’s app group has been created so please get in touch to get added to the group as more information will be share directly in what’s app. 🙂