s Great Strait Raft Run, Menai Bridge, Felinheli, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Annual charity fundraising water sport event

smiling happy rafters

A raft run like no other

which is held annually on the majestic waters of the Menai Strait. The spectacular backdrop of Snowdonia’s mountains and the Isle of Anglesey’s natural beauty contribute to the uniqueness of this fun and challenging day of rafting and raising money for good causes.

Starting from the old slate port of Felinheli rafts proceed past historic Plas Newydd and on towards Porthaethwy (Menai Bridge). En route passing beneath the iconically spectacular engineering and structural feats that link Anglesey to the mainland - the Britannia and Menai bridges, built by Robert Stephenson and Thomas Telford; and navigating the notorious and occasionally demanding Swellies.

The Raft Run was resurrected twelve years ago and is once again a fixture in the calendar - a day of endeavour and fun in aid of charity and local good causes.


A prize giving ceremony will be announced in due course in conjunction with donating the funds to local good causes.

The raft classes are:

Time ChasersBest of the Rest  • Best Entered Raft or 'Judges Choice' – as deemed by the Judges • Best Junior Raft Best Ladies Raft  Best Endeavour  Best Fancy Dress  Entertainment Value  Last Duck Home.

The Elim Trophy will be won by the raft that raises the most money. Depending upon entries there will also be a Best Pub Trophy. All teams, successfully completing the route will be awarded a certificate



Excellent drone footage by Craig Beale, Raft Run 2018...


A fantastic video shot and edited by Huw Humphreys of Raft Run 2016...





2010 Raft Run Start video:

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     collage of raft run pictures