Posted: 01.08.19 at 10:29 by The Editor
Deepings Raft Race is just a few days away and organisers have issued a last call to teams wanting to test their creative and paddling skills.
This year's event, on Sunday, has a Mardi Gras theme, so alongside the racing there'll be plenty for spectators to enjoy including a fairground, street food, stalls, music and much more.
Stalls start opening to the public at 9.30am and there's a raft parade from the Waterton Arms to the start area at 11am.
Races begin at 11.30am with a mini raft race for children which heads up a programme including a youth race, fun race, ladies race, pub race, and of course the main race at 1pm. There'll also be a best dressed raft.
Trophy presentations will be held at 4pm in the Market Square for the winners.
Four charities will benefit from this year's race - Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, The Air Training Corps RAF Air Cadets, Deeping Utd FC, and Deafblind UK - and bucket collectors will be out and about on the day.
It's free to enter for spectators, there will be free car parking opposite Tesco and a free shuttle bus to the event.
Any teams wanting to make a late entry into one of the races can do so via Deepings Raft Race website: www.deepingsraftrace.co.uk