Welcome to the Marykirk Raft Race
The Marykirk raft race helps raise money for charities and groups by holding a raft race down the river North Esk, near Marykirk.
The 2014 Raft Race was held on Sunday 18th May 2014.
The 2015 Raft Race will be held on Sunday 17th May 2015.
We're also on Facebook - click here to see our facebook page
Another fantastic year - great rafts, over 1,000 folks on the field after the event, pipers piping the rafters up from the river, and a number of new events:
- The Piano Smash
- The Climbing Wall
- The Rodeo Bull
Many thanks again to everyone who rafted, came along, helped, and made the day the success that it was.
Race day started overcast. In fact, overnight, it was raining - hard. There was a touch-and-go moment in terms of water level - the river was high - but we got the go-ahead. 16 Rafts entered, 15 came down in one piece.
We'll post photos and scores over the next few days as we recover from the marathon effort of setting up and clearing the park. We'll also announce our presentation night date in the near future.
We're hosting a talent show on the day of the raft race. We've split it into a junior (under 18) and senior (18 and over) event, and each segment will have a half hour slot on our main stage during Raft Race day. We'll provide the PA and microphones - you'll need to supply anything else you need on stage.
We'll need to see you before the event to make sure you're happy with going on stage, and I'm sure enough folks will be around to give you any assistance and encouragement you'll need.
To enter, please fill in the form on the Talent! page - and someone will get back to you.
(This is no longer open and the link has been removed)
We're repeating last years very successful snail race, at the Marykirk Hal on Saturday 27th of April. The doors are open at 6:30 for a 7:00 start.
So what is a snail race? Thankfully, it doesnt actually involve real snails - that would be a bit time consuming. This is a video-based race night starring cartoon snails, and hosted by a cartoon Parrot. Its a family event, so bring everyone along!