THE TRADITIONAL 2020 BOXING DAY DUCK RACE WAS SADLY CANCELLED DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO RUN IT AT EASTER 2021 AS WE HOPED. WE ARE THEREFORE CONCENTRATING OUR EFFORTS ON MAKING THE 2021 BOXING DAY RACE AN EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER EVENT THAN EVER! MORE DETAILS IN THE COMING MONTHS.
HOWEVER, WE KNOW HOW MUCH LOCAL PEOPLE LOVE OUR DUCKS!
YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP US TO MAINTAIN OUR ONGOING PROGRAMME OF CHARITABLE GIVING TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS, BY MAKING A DONATION TO OUR SPECIAL “LOVE A DUCK” CAMPAIGN. PRESS THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW, OR FOLLOW THE LINK TO GO STRAIGHT TO OUR CHARITABLE GIVING WEBSITE. THANK YOU AS EVER FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Date:26th December 2021 (to be confirmed).
Time: 12:00 noon.
Location: From the Ford in Kenilworth to Abbey Fields.
Every Boxing day an unusual ritual takes place starting at the Ford in Kenilworth. At noon, after the events at the Castle, the Town Mayor helps to launch 1,500 defenceless little ducklings into Finham Brook. After a bracing swim of 200 metres the ducks cross the finishing line in the Town’s Abbey Fields. The first four finishers capture prizes of £100, £75, £50 and £25 respectively. This annual event has been running for over twenty five years and now attracts thousands of visitors, from far and wide. The race has featured on BBC Radio 2, the Guardian, the Times and of course in the Kenilworth Weekly News. Over the years we have raised over £80,000 to help those in need. All the ducks have numbers painted on their little botties and the raffle tickets come in various colours, with prices for each colour.
This is a great way to work off your Christmas meal and to take part by buying tickets at £1, with a chance to win and help others at the same time by supporting our Lions Charity.
Where to buy tickets?
- Kenilworth Lions Furniture Store, Farmer Ward Road
- Angels Boutique, High Street
- Steve Crowe Butchers, Whitemoor Road
- Bakers Dozen, Leyes Lane
- Gentry (Barbers), Station Road
- Kenilworth Bookshop, Talisman Square
- Leyes Lane Pharmacy, Leyes Lane
- The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park
- Waverley Day Centre, Waverley Road