Magna Carta 800th The River Relay

Thames Alive is producing Magna Carta 800th The River Relay in June 2015 as a part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the sealing of Magna Carta. It takes place on and beside the River Thames between Hurley and Runnymede and is being arranged with the support of and on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Runnymede Borough Council. This will be a uniquely memorable weekend; be part of it!

The River Relay

Thames Alive is organising a River Relay from Hurley Riverside to Runnymede Pleasure Ground over two days, 13th and 14th June, carrying a facsimile of the Magna Carta.

Stopping at various points on the way we recount the story of the Magna Carta and hand over the responsibility of carrying the document to a new relay bearer who will be on board the Royal Shallop "Jubilant" and escorted by rowed craft. The flotilla will continue travelling down stream with opportunities for other craft which have had their registration confirmed to take part, to join in.

The main part of the relay from up river will be rowed and /or paddled craft although there are opportunities for motor or steam craft to join in at certain points. The final section will be a spectacular assembly of craft escorting the Document to Runnymede.


Magna Carta 800th
The River Relay

Clause 1:
The English Church shall be free.

A Partnership Between:

Windsor and Maidenhead