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Duck Race Calne Lions
May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Calne Lions Duck Race
It is a great community event that is always enthusiastically supported by the generous people of Calne, who line the river in their thousands to cheer on the ducks as they race down the river.
There are 3 races: –
(1) The Schools Race which attracts entries from local schools, nurseries and youth groups. Decoy sized ducks are used for this race.
(2) The Business Race – Again using decoy ducks, local businesses show their support for the Lions and the local community by entering a duck which they can paint and decorate in a way appropriate to their business.
This year there are so many local businesses entering that we believe we will need to hold 2 heats before the final race.
(3) The Main Race – 3,000+ yellow bath ducks are entered in this race.
The Schools and Business Ducks not only race but are also competing for a separate prize awarded for the most artistically decorated.
Last year our ageing team of racing ducks was replaced with new improved yellow ducks. They are larger and weighted so they remain upright which improves the spectacle – nobody wants to see an ‘upside down’ duck! Each duck has a number which represents a numbered ticket.
The first 3 ducks past the finish line win prize money.
Tickets cost £1 each and are also available online. Buy your lucky ticket today.
Will your duck be the lucky one to cross the finish line first?
Funds raised from the 2018 Duck Race will go into our Charity Fund to support local good causes in the coming months.
Calne Lions are always looking for enthusiastic people willing to join them and the Duck Race is an ideal opportunity to get involved.