Whitworth’s New Year’s Day Duck Race has become an egg-citing success and a popular event in the Whitworth calendar. The ducks take to the water at the overflow of Cowm Reservoir on Tong Lane on new years day. Things were a bit different last year and we hosted our first virtual race, why not get in the mood by watching the video.
The Duck Race is organised Whitworth Town Council’s Tourism and Leisure Committee, and all proceeds are ploughed back into tourism and leisure events for the town.
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!! Results will be announced at the end of the race and the winners will be contacted to arrange distribution of prizes.
If you use facebook, make sure you click 'going' on the event page so you keep updated with the video link when it is available.
PLEASE NOTE - DUCKS CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE UNTIL NOON FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER!!
2023 race - Sponsor 5 ducks
Date: 1pm Sunday 1st January 2023
Venue: Cowm Reservoir overflow