2014 RACE IS ON 6th JULY AT 12.00 MIDDAY

We look forward to seeing you this year at
The Julian Bridge & Queen of Iceni
We are proud to welcome

who will be bringing their fantastic children's orchestra
to the race
to make the day go with a swing

Last year was a great race 

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The Lord Mayor presented prizes to the Duck Race winners

and to the Beaver, Cub and Scouts who helped

5000 Ducks splashed into the water

and raised an amazing sum

towards scouting activities in Norwich

2013's race was the best yet

More Ducks, More Duck Racers & More Sunshine

Sorry that you could not all hear the results

(Next year we will have a sign board up with the results on hows that for progress!)

so here they are:

1st Prize £500 goes to Dean Cook of Norwich, Duck 2521 

2nd Prize £150  to Tanya Donnachie of Norwich, Duck 982

3rd Prize £100 to Gary Blazer of Bergh Apton, Duck 1625

4th Prize £50 to Adam Gilbertson of Norwich, Duck 5313

We thank the Lord Mayor

for his support in starting the race.

See you all in July 2014

The Race is On

2013 Race
Julian Bridge, Riverside
Look who was in the parade too:

Who sold you a duck ?

 Selling Ducks at Sainsburys
Ducks at B&Q
Here a quack, There a quack, everywhere a quack quack!


The Great Norwich Duck Ride 2013


Two intrepid scout leaders from Norfolk Mathew Burrell & James South

travelled from Koblenz to Norwich

on a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for scouting

They will arrived back in Norwich on 7th July in time for

The Great Norwich Duck Race

Adults raise the pounds so that the kids can spend a penny.

21 June 2013: Two adult Scouting volunteers are preparing for an epic cycle ride from Germany back to Norwich to raise money for new toilet facilities at an Old Lakenham camping ground.
The pair, Matthew Burrell (32) and James South (29) both from Norwich will be starting the approximate 360 miles home from Koblenz on Tuesday 2 July.
They will travel via Hohenlimberg where local Scouts are linked with the 1st Norwich Sea Scouts who are based in Old Lakenham.
The new camping ground just off Cooper’s lane in Old Lakenham provides Scouting’s young members with a place to camp and take part in outdoor adventures including water activities using the river access.
“While the site is fantastic at moment, the addition of some toilets and basic washing facilities will mean that more young people can enjoy the great outdoors” Matthew explained.
The finish line of the ride will be the starting line of another Scouting fundraiser the Great Norwich Duck Race, which takes place a 14:00 on Sunday 7 July at Riverside and is part of the Lord Mayor’s celebrations.
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Keith Driver has provided letters for the Burgermeisters of both Koblenz and Hohenlimburg that will be presented while the cyclists are en-route.
Sponsorship helped them raise around £2000 for scouting in Norwich


Ducks will be cycling from

Norwich's Twin City of Koblenz in Germany

Mathew Burrell former District Commissioner for Scouts
in Southern Norwich is taking on this challenge 
in support of scouting and in particular

The route to be taken from Germany:
Koblenz D
Hohenlimburg D
Venlo NL
Hoek Van Holland NL
Harwich GB
Norwich GB  
arriving back in time for the race on 7th July

Ducks are hatched


Some ducks are planing a trip to Norwich Connecticut USA

The race there is on The Yantic River on Saturday May 11th

The eggs were laid in the spring

Now they are all hatched and quacking away

 Local ducks have been enlisted to help with training

The "Maulin' Mallard" from Hardwick Airfield, Norfolk
has come out of retirement
and is helping to train the ducks 

 So don't miss this years Duck Race it's going to be a 'quacker!'



Well 2013 has arrived and so have plans for racing

The race is on Sunday 7th July from the Lady Julian Bridge Riverside.


This year we hope to enter some ducks in a sister race in the USA

Norwich Sunrise Rotary Club in Connecticut


Their Duck race is on 11th May so keep watching this site for more info'

You can see pictures of their Ducks here:



Thanks Racegoers you made the Ducks Day

All our Ducks
are enjoying 
a well deserved break
.......... to the SUN ....!!
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About Great Norwich Duck Race

The Great Norwich Duck Race was conceived by and is run by the
1st Norwich Sea Scout Group as a fund raising event for scouting in & around Norwich This year funds raised will go towards scouting activities at 1st Norwich and other groups involved with the event. As well as the prize monies mentioned elsewhere a contribution is also made to the Lord Mayors charity. In the event of unforeseen circumstances which prevent the race being run the promoter will decide the winners by a lottery of the entrants.
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