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'Ducks Away 2020'

duck race

Published on 13 November 2019 11:57 AM

Update - 3rd January 2020: The Duck Race took place on the 1st January 2020. A staggering £4,419 was raised, so we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event. The winning ducks are listed below:

  1. 1074
  2. 1097
  3. 1187
  4. 224
  5. 365
  6. 387
  7. 295
  8. 1048
  9. 278
  10. 572

Corporate race winner was No 21 UCIG - Long Eaton.


The 29th Annual Duck race will take place on Wednesday 1st January 2020 at Manor Park Toton. Starting at 2.00pm. This year we are grateful that the race will be sponsored by ‘Michael Key’s Service & Repairs’, Long Eaton.

As usual the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councilor Michael Brown will start the race by releasing 1500 plastic ducks into the River Erewash. They will float down the river and be caught at the bridge approximately 600 yards downstream. The owners of the first 10 ducks to cross the winning line will receive a prize.

In 2016 we included a ‘Corporate’ race to celebrate our Silver anniversary, 25 years of Duck Racing! Local business supported the race by sponsoring a duck. This was so successful that we now have a corporate race each year. We will be contacting local business once again to ask for their support. See below for current list of sponsors.

The Duck race is always a great day for all the family, with a number of fun things to do. We will be serving Mulled wine, mince pies, hot dogs and delicious doughnuts. There will be a tombola, prize every time cuddly toy stall for the children and a chance to win some giant toys.

For just £1.50 people can have the opportunity to sponsor a duck and win a prize.

Angela Barnes, fundraising networker for AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire said, “The Duck Race has become a great local event and people start ringing as soon as Christmas is over to make sure that they can reserve a duck for the race. We usually attract hundreds of local people and many family pets. It is one of the few events that all of the family can enjoy together. And there is always a great atmosphere. The people in the Toton/Beeston/Long Eaton/Sandiacre, Stapleford, Nottingham and Derby area now attend as a matter of course. After all what else can you do on New Years day?

All of the money raised will be used to benefit local older people.

To reserve a duck call Angela Barnes – 01332 343232/ 07745 191777 or


Find out more on the Duck Race Facebook page

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Corporate Race sponsors

In addition to the main race sponsors, Michael Key's Service and Repairs, we would like to say a big thank you to all the following local businesses have already sponsored ducks for the coorporate event:

1 & 2 Shine Hair and Beauty Borrowash
3 & 4 Sewing Box- Beeston
5 The Manor- Toton
6 & 7 Post Office . Toton
8 & 9 James Ryan Thornhill. Solicitors.Beeston
10 Ellis-Fermor Negus Solicitors. Beeston
11 Ellis-Fermor Negus. Solicitors. Long Eaton
12 & 13 Alfie Loves Cupcakes Long Eaton
14 & 15 Bardills garden Centre Stapleford
16 Premier Toton Convenience Stores
17 & 18 Erewash Blinds Toton
21 & 22 U Cig - Long Eaton
23 & 24 Cakes Etcetera - Long Eaton
25 & 26 Robert Ellis. Estate Agents. Long Eaton
27 & 28 Robert Ellis. Estate Agents. Beeston
29 & 30 Robert Ellis.Estate Agents.Stapleford
31 & 32 Paul Walker - Family Butchers.Long Eaton
33 Towns & Crawford- Estate Agents. Breaston
34 & 35 Jaysons Opticians Long Eaton
36 & 37 Fintons Bakery- Breaston
38 & 39 More than Loft Ladders Long Eaton
41 One Stop Store & Post Office. Draycott
42 One Stop Store & Post Office. Prior way
43 & 44 Peaky Digital Marketing & Digital Consultancy
45 & 46 Ray Gumbley Photography. Long Eaton

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