Community group appeals for crews to take part in cardboard raft race

The Great Fakenham Duck Race, which is being revived this year as part of an Active Fakenham fun day

The Great Fakenham Duck Race, which is being revived this year as part of an Active Fakenham fun day, along with a new event - a cardboard raft race.Photo: ACTIVE FAKENHAM - Credit: Archant

People are being invited to set sail down the River Wensum, in Fakenham, at a summer raft race with a difference.

The community group Active Fakenham is inviting crews of friends, family members or work colleagues to build a full-size raft using only cardboard, before setting off down a short stretch of the river near Goggs Mill.

Supported by the Wensum Ospreys Canoe Club, the event, which will run on June 2, will be part of a fun day featuring stalls, live music, the newly-revived Great Fakenham Duck Race and a corporate duck race run in partnership with Fakenham Rotary Club.

Richard Crook, of Active Fakenham, said crews, who would have to stick to exacting environmental standards, would be timed over a fixed course.

He added: “There will be a range of prizes on offer, from best fancy dress raft and crew, to first across the line.”


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For more information, visit the Active Fakenham Facebook page or www.activefakenham.org.uk

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