Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2019

May 22, 2019

Image showing ducks ready for duck race 2018

Sight Support Derbyshire’s duck spectacular returns to Riverlights, Derby River Gardens, on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Watch brightly decorated giant plastic ducks, and thousands of little ones, take to the waters of the River Derwent in the most hotly-contested race of the year. Buy a ticket to sponsor a little duck for just £1 and you could win £250 cash, donated by Lubrizol, if your duck is first to the reach the winning line!

Splash out and be creative! Buy a giant duck for £30 and show off your own artistic talents by decorating it and entering it in the Best Dressed Duck competition. Or enter as a team with friends, work colleagues or members of your club. The winner of each of these six categories will get a fun trophy, with a prize for the overall Best Dressed Duck:

  • Financial, Legal, Insurance and Corporate
  • Transport, Engineering and Construction
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Small Businesses
  • Community, Sports and Arts
  • Individuals / Miscellaneous

Our free event runs from 11am to 3pm and includes stalls, refreshments and family fun. Judging for the Best Dressed Duck competition is at 12 noon, the race starts at 1.30pm, and the winners are announced 2.45pm. We are grateful to our event sponsor Riverlights for their support this year.

Watch this space for updates about prizes and more!

View our gallery of last year’s race here for inspiration about how to decorate your giant duck.

Last year’s race raised £6,800 towards our services to help adults and children face the everyday challenges of living with sight loss.

Click below to be an early bird and buy your little duck tickets before the day. Our giant ducks have now arrived and are ready to collect from our Derby office on receipt of payment. Click below to purchase online.

To order books of little duck tickets to sell on our behalf, or to order giant ducks and arrange payment offline, contact the fundraising team on 01332 292262 or email fundraising@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk


Click here to buy your little duck tickets for £1 each.
Click here to buy a giant duck to enter as a individual.
Click here to buy a giant duck for your company or organisation.

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