The Manchester Duck Race

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of one of Manchesters most popular Easter traditions, the Duck Race!

The family-friendly free event will take place along the River Irwell at New Bailey on Good Friday 19th April between 11 am – 4 pm and will be ‘feathered’ with surprises, such as celebrity guests, music and entertainment from Smooth Radio, family-friendly fairground rides, mouth-watering food stalls and sensational stilt walkers.

The giant dressed ducks will return to the event, with companies across Manchester honing their creative skills to decorate their corporate ducks. Some of the more memorable ones from previous years, include Count Duckula, Tim Beake and Kim Karduckshian.

All proceeds raised from the sale of the corporate ducks, as well as the smaller £1 ducks that are entered into the main race, will go to Brainwave to help children with disabilities reach their potential. Over the past 10 years, nearly £2-million has been raised by the Manchester Duck Race for the charity.


Brainwave exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential, through a range of educational and physical therapies.

To purchase your duck or to find other ways you can get involved in the Manchester Duck Race 2019 please visit the following site: The Manchester Duck Race




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