Manchester Duck Race 2019

Join us on Good Friday for the 10th Anniversary celebrations!

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of one of Manchester’s most popular Easter traditions, as the Duck Race returns to New Bailey to raise money for children’s charity, Brainwave.

The event, sponsored by Bathroom Takeaway, will take place along the River Irwell at New Bailey on Good Friday (19th April) 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.

Thousands of families are expected to ‘flock’ to the free event from 11am – 4pm, lining the banks of the River Irwell at New Bailey, to cheer the rubber ducks on as they paddle their way to the finishing line.

The 10th anniversary year of the Manchester Duck Race, also marks 10 years since The English Cities Fund - the joint venture between Homes England, Legal & General and Muse Developments - submitted one of the UK’s largest ever planning applications, to deliver the ambitious 50-acre Salford Central regeneration programme within which New Bailey sits.

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

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