1 Hours
£20
Burns Night Paddle

Race your fellow swim through the heart of Bedford; in a mile-long challenge, capping off an incredible river festival.

DATE: 23/07/22

Time 18:30 - 19:30 | Location Bedford River Fest - Watersports Arena - Canoe Trail Stand


 

The ever-popular Bedford River Festival takes place in July every other year, and will be back bigger and better for 2022. As always, the River Festival is free to attend and offers something for everyone – including live entertainment and activities, a funfair, raft and dragon boat races, plus the heritage village, sports village and water sports arena. This year the Bedford Festival of Motoring will also be taking over the High Street to present one hundred unique and interesting vehicles.

Canoe Trail will be running many activities during the weekend, and will cap it off with the swim race. Over a mile course through the heart of the town, you'll be cheered on by thousands of attendees as you compete against your fellow swimmers.

There's a big prize for getting on the podium, so bring your A-game!

What do you need to bring?
Bring a towel and a change of clothes (just in case!).

Important Information

  • Children (under 18) are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants must arrive at the watersports arena a minimum of 1 hour before the start.  Kit/boards can be stored at the Canoe Trail Watersports Arena, during the day if you wish to go and enjoy the festival during the day.
  • Kit can be stored at the Canoe Trail Watersports Arena, during the day if you wish to go and enjoy the festival during the day.

We look forward to seeing you on the water.