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The Grand Norwich Duck Race 2016 #gndr16

Come get quackers with us for the fifth annual Grand Norwich Duck Race #gndr16 in partnership with The Ribs of Beef public house, Norwich Canoe Hire, the Broads Authority and the Maids Head.

The Grand Norwich Duck Race is one that individuals, companies and community groups can get involved in – culminating in a fun filled day by the water’s edge on Sunday 28 August.

Ducks race from St George's Bridge to St Fye's Bridge, outside the Ribs of Beef Public House

The Fun starts at 12midday, with a duck parade on St George's Bridge at 1pm to 3pm.

There will also be a cake stall, ice creams, face painting, BBQ, little duck stall, games and other activiites for everyone to enjoy.

The Sheriff of Norwich will open the proceedings on St George's Bridge:

3.00pm          Individual Duck Race - 3,000 little ducks will take to the water to swim their way to the finish line

3.20pm          Corporate Duck Race - large painted ducks take to the water to compete to win the Crystal Duck trophy


Corporate Ducks - £100 each to sponsor and all the ducks are of a ‘giant’ size – steady on the water and great to colour and decorate as is your company’s wish!  The ‘Duck Trophy’ goes to the winning giant duck over the line first!

Here are our recent winners of the Corporate Duck Race:

Duck Quackenroe 2015 and 2014 Winner - who will challenge this champion??  Duck QuackEnroe, sponsored by Ashton KCJ

Crackingduckwinners 2013 'Cracking Duck' sponsored by City College Norwich 

After the race all the ducks are made ready for our Grand Norwich Duck Auction at the Maid's Head, on Thursday 8 September, where the crafted ducks will be sold to ‘change young lives’.  With thanks to the Maid's Head and Elliott Symonds our fantastic auctioneer!

Individual Little Ducks - Just £2 each to sponsor and you can sponsor as many as you wish!  Each duck sponsored will be allocated to a duck in the race.  There are prizes galore to be won for winning ducks, including;
  • A Canoeing experience with Norwich Canoe Hire, courtessy of Joe Rutland
  • A fully written Will, sponsored by Face to Face Finance, Norwich
  • Family Ticket to Pleasurewood Hills
  • Family Ticket to Gressenhall Workhouse and Museum
  • + many, many more prizes

This event could not happen without our supporters and partners . . . Norwich Canoe Hire and The Broads Authority and a group of dedicated volunteers on the day.

You can join the event on Facebook here

Follow the event on twitter @norwichduckrace

For more information about this event please contact:

Sarah Bunn    07826 893368     sarah.bunn@break-charity.org

This event is also supported by:

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