The next race will be on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018

The event attracts visitors, from near & far. This is not just a Duck Race. Throughout the day there will be
a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls and music. It's a fun day out for all the family.

Ticket Sales Now Open

The winning ticket numbers for the 2017 Duck race are:

1st: 7013, 2nd: 9182, 3rd: 6168, 4th: 2318, 5th: 3395

The winners of this year's Business Duck Race were:

Red - Waterside Gym (Winner of the City Break for 2)
Green - Mary Mahon Solicitors
Blue - Hebden Bridge Chiropractic

The results of the 2017 Decorated Duck Competition were:

Decorated Duck Display
1st Little Foot Day Nursery - Entry Reference E
2nd Hebden Royd CE Primary School – Entry reference G
3rd Crossley Mill Nursery – Entry reference F

Duck Art Work
1st Cragg Vale Junior & Infants School – Entry reference 9
2nd Midgley School – Entry reference 6
3rd Colden Junior & Infants School – Entry reference 1


Thanks to all the businesses for their fantastic support this year
and a very special thank you to Jet2holidays, Contantinou Bros and The Travel Centre
for sponsoring the first prize in both races and thank to everyone who
bought a ticket and to the thousands of people who came
to Hebden Bridge on Easter Monday to watch the race and join in the fun.
You can use these links for more information on: Jet2holidays and The Travel Centre

Click here for a few photos of Hebden Bridge and some of the entries in the Decorated Duck competition

The Duck Race starts at approximately 3.15pm when the ducks are all launched at the same time into the river from St George's Bridge. Up to 10,000 individually numbered yellow ducks will race down Hebden Water to the finish line at West End bridge. Throngs of spectators watch from every possible vantage point.

Tickets for the Duck Race cost £1 each, available on-line and from numerous shops and pubs in the town,displaying brightly coloured posters, and from the Visitor Centre besides the Marina. Tickets will also be on sale from the Rotary stall in St Georges Square on several weekends before Easter and on Easter Monday.

Alongside the duck race, we hold a Business Duck race, starting before the main race at 3.00pm, principally aimed at local businesses and organisations.
Any organisation or individual can buy a green, red, or blue duck, at a cost of £10 per duck.

Prizes for both races will be announced early in 2018.

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All profits from the Duck Race, and other club events, are distributed to local and national charities.

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge raise funds for the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge Trust which is registered with the Charity Commission. Registered number:513898. Use the buttons to find out more.

Grants made Charity Commission


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