Moneymore Community Raft Race 2023

Get ready to make a splash at the most exciting event of the year!

Introducing the first-ever Annual Moneymore Community Raft Race, happening at Splash Outdoor Waterpark in the rural countryside of Moneymore on Saturday 2nd September! Prepare for a day filled with laughter, thrills, and friendly rivalry as you try and paddle your way to victory, all for a fantastic cause!

Before you dive in headfirst, let’s break it down for you.

Picture this:

You and your gang, a team of 4 to 6 daredevils, aboard a creatively crafted raft, paddling your way to the finish line, racing against other groups of daredevils with the aim of being the winning team and being crowned the Moneymore Community Raft Race Champions 2023!

The challenge?

Be the fastest to cross the finish line in your custom built raft. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place and also a mystery Spirit of The Event award to the most inventive, creative or entertaining team!


Registration: 9:30-10:30AM

First Race: 11:00AM




£100 per raft (min 4 people – max 6 people)

– If booked before the END OF JULY


£120 per raft (min 4 people – max 6 people)

– If booked from August onwards



  • Rafts will start in heats, with the winner of each heat going through to the final.
  • Rafts will be placed at the end of the beach.
  • On the starting whistle, each team has to lift their raft and run to water.
  • Teams must then race to far side of the lake and back (approx 600M).
  • Teams must start and finish in their allocated starting box.


  • 4-6 people per raft
  • All participants MUST be able to swim
  • Risk Acknowledgement form MUST be completed by all participants
  • No drugs or alcohol to be consumed before race
  • Buoyancy Aids must be worn – can be supplied by Splash
  • No interference with other competitors
  • Slower rafts MUST give way to faster rafts trying to pass
  • Teams MUST start and finish in allocated starting box
  • Race numbers will be issued on arrival and MUST be attached securely to the raft
  • Starting sequence will be decided by a draw


  • Maximum length of 5M. Maximum width of 2.2M
  • Toxic/contaminated containers MUST NOT be used. This includes items previously exposed to diesel, petrol or toxins
  • Fragmented materials MUST NOT be used – eg Polystyrene blocks
  • Rafts CANNOT be built on existing boats
  • No engines or motors are permitted
  • ALL paddles MUST be homemade and MUST NOT reuse commercially produced blades or paddles
  • ALL raft materials MUST be taken away from the site after the race – latest 5PM
  • Any rafts not found to be in line with the rules and spirit of the race will be disqualified


There will be over £1000 worth of prizes to be won on the day, with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, along with a Spirit Of The Event Award.


Contact our Office Team on 02886748881 to book your team in!