Totnes Raft Race

2021 Raft Race

The 2021 Totnes Raft race will be on


Sunday 10th October

The Totnes Raft Race, known as ‘The River Dart Struggle ‘ takes place along the river Dart starting at Dart Bridge, Buckfastleigh, and on through a mixture of white water, fast flowing weirs and calm stretches, and makes its way down to the finish in Totnes, a distance of some 13 Kilometres. This is acknowledged as one of the great river challenges and  is an ideal corporate or group team building exercise,
Each team must make their own raft out of a restricted list of approved materials. Crews between 2 to 10 people per raft, all male, all female or mixed, over the age of 18, can take part in an exciting struggle to the finish.

Check out the pictures from the 2019 raft race in the gallery


You can register your interest in the 2021 event below


When you are ready to enter you can download the entry pack here:


You can pay online below


Trophies Up For Grabs

Fastest male or mixed crew with 2,4,6,8, or 10 people
Fastest female crew with 2,4,6,8, or 10 people
Best fancy dress crew in each class
Crew which raises the most sponsorship and crew which raises the most sponsorship for Totnes Rotary Charities

Every rafter who finishes the course is awarded a medal





Each participant is required to raise a minimum of £40 in sponsorship. This must be paid to Totnes Rotary Club (see ‘how to enter’ ) before the start of the event. If for any reason the event is cancelled £30 will be returned, the remaining £10 being used to cover organising costs.


You are encouraged to raise additional sponsorship for charities supported by The Rotary Club of Totnes or your own preferred charity. For Totnes Rotary, supporters can donate via Virgin Money Giving or in cash. Cash donations can be gift-aided and there is a form at the back of the entry pack that entrants can use. Additional sponsorship monies must be paid by 1 November . If you are supporting another charity, please contact them for details of how to donate. Please tell us by 1 November how much you have raised for your charity.