More on the bill for 2013 Duck Race

The Duck Race is set to return on Easter Monday (April 1st) with Lymm and District Round Table promising it will be bigger and better than ever.

Finn Oakley, 8, is hoping his duck is first past the post.

The popular annual event, kindly sponsored this year by The Co-operative Food, takes place in Lymm village, with the race beginning at 12.30pm. This year, there will be an additional ‘Easter Food Fest’ on Henry Street car park – next to the youth and community centre – comprising a range of stalls offering food to eat on the day or to take home.  This new feature, along with all the customary children’s entertainment, will be open from 10.30am.

“The Duck Race continues to be a well-supported community event and this year we thought we’d try and offer even more for people,” said Steve Liput, Round Table member. “Hopefully the weather will be a little better than last year as there’s nothing nicer than a packed village centre with the sun shining.

“Also new for this year the owner of the winning super duck will be able to nominate a charity that we will donate £1000 to, with £250 going to the charity of choice of the corporate duck winner too.”

Racing duck tickets can be bought online at – normal duck tickets are priced at £1, with corporate ducks £30 and super ducks £60. The first normal racing duck over the line receives £100, second place £50 and third £25.

Alternatively, tickets are on sale by The Cross, Lymm, on the four Saturdays preceding Easter Monday and you can also buy them on the day.

If you are interested in sponsorship or have an idea for running a stall, then contact Steve on 07795 262726 or