Whitworth Town Council

Annual New Year's Day Duck Race

Whitworth’s New Year’s Day Duck Race has become an egg-citing success and a popular event in the Whitworth calendar. Usually the ducks take to the water at the overflow of Cowm Reservoir on Tong End on new years day but in 2021, due to Coronavirus things will be a bit different with our first ever virtual race.

The Duck Race is organised jointly between Whitworth Town Council’s Tourism and Leisure Committee and CLAW (the Community Leisure Association of Whitworth), and all proceeds are ploughed back into tourism and leisure events for the town organised by the two organisations.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, numbered ducks sponsored for a pound are entered into the Duck Race, with cash prizes for first, second and third place ducks of £100, £75 and £50.  Even the last duck wins a tenner!! This year the numbers will be drawn by a random number generator rathern than an actual rubber duck race due to the restrictions posed by Coronavirus. Results will be announced on facebook at 1pm on Friday 1st January and the winners will be contacted by telephone.

 

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Dates: Price:
2021 race - Sponsor 5 ducks
Date: 1pm, Friday 1st January 2021
Venue: On facebook @tlcwhitworth
£ 5.00
2021 race - Sponsor 10 ducks
Date: 1pm, Friday 1st January 2021
Venue: On facebook @tlcwhitworth
£ 10.00
2021 race - sponsor a full sheet of 25 ducks
Date: 1pm, Friday 1st January 2021
Venue: On facebook @tlcwhitworth
£ 25.00
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