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Manchester Duck Race

  • River Irwell, New Bailey, M3 5AX United Kigndom (map)

Quack, quack it’s back!


Join Gareth Gates and his fiancée Faye Brookes at the 10th annual Manchester Duck Race, a family fun event to raise funds to support children following a Brainwave Programme.

Enter by yourself, as a family, with friends or with your workplace and be part of this sensational event.  We’d also love you to come to watch the races and spend the day amongst all the duck themed family activities. All proceeds go to support children following a Brainwave Programme.

You can take part and buy your duck(s) today

The Original Duck £1

You can buy 1 or you can buy 100 - and anything in between!  

This is the main event and the final race of the day - the first three across the line win a prize.

The Corporate Duck £250

Buy one for your workplace, get creative and decorate your duck to be in with a chance of winning the coveted Best Dressed Duck Competition!  They will then be entered into a race of their own, with the first three across the finish line winning a prize. 



Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies. 

The Brainwave Programme aims to develop the maximum potential of each child by taking an integrated approach to their physical and cognitive development and by aiming to enhance a child's social skills and emotional well-being.  We provide two full days, with two therapists for an initial assessment, followed by one-day reassessments every 4-6 months.

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