Duck Race

A new date - but still just as much fun!

Our Duck Race is back later in the year than before, on Sunday 12 August, but there's still the same mix of fun and excitement - will your duck be the first to cross the line and win you a great prize! For the Family Duck Race there are three great cash prizes - £100, £50 and £30, while the Corporate Duck Race are competing for two trophies. There's one for the best decorated duck and one for the winner of the race.


The Corporate Duck Race takes to the water at 10.00am, so get there early to cheer on the giant ducks. Local businesses design and dress the ducks, and if it's anything like last year there will be some wild and wacky ducks making their way down the canal!

It's a great way for businesses to get their name in front of their target audience, and to be associated with Willow Wood - probably the best-loved charity in Tameside and Glossop.


Full terms and conditions for the Corporate Duck Race are available to view here.


The Family Duck Race will start at 11.00am, when 2,000 individually numbered ducks will set off from the lock at Armentieres Square, Stalybridge. As always, there'll be plenty of laughs as they are helped along the way by members of a local canoeing club. Willow Wood volunteers line the banks of the canal as well, sweeping the ducks along with their brooms!
The first three to cross the finish line will win cash prizes of £100, £50 and £30, so it's well worth having a go!


You can back your duck to win for just £1.50, and there's no limit to how many ducks you can have in the race - why not sponsor one for every member of the family? Don't worry if you are unable to get there on the day, as we'll contact all winners by phone or by letter.

Full terms and conditions for the Family Duck Race are available to view here.

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