10 August 2019
Be at the Blakeney Quay from 12 noon onwards. You can purchase your duck at local shops and pubs or at the Quay subject to availability.
£100 Cash prize
The race will begin once there is sufficient tide for the race to start which is expected to be around 2pm – but the race is dependent on weather and tide so may be either side of this time.
£1 gets a numbered duck in the race (not the duck).If the duck with you number on it crosses the finishing line first then you win the £100 cash prize.
The Blakeney Duck Race was held in the early afternoon of Tuesday 21st August. The race took place as the tide started to flow in just after 3pm. One thousand numbered yellow plastic ducks were let loose by the dinghy park slipway and the winner (no. 57) crossed the finish line at the beginning of the quay a few minutes later.
The winning ticket was bought at Blakeney Garage.
Tickets were available on the day and also available earlier from local outlets in Blakeney including Blakeney Garage, Weston’s Fish Shop, The Royal British Legion, The King’s Arms, The White Horse and The Manor Hotel. In Holt tickets are available at P&S Butchers.
We also held a ‘guess the number of ducks in the jar’ which raised further funds for the duck pond.
The Blakeney Conservation Area Duck Pond volunteers re-introduced on August 19th 2017 the annual duck race held at Blakeney Quay when the tide starts to come in.
Approximately half the tickets were sold before the event at various locations in Blakeney including Blakeney Garage, Weston’s Fish Shop, The King’s Arms, The White Horse and The Manor Hotel. In Holt tickets were sold at P&S Butchers. The remaining tickets were sold on the day along Blakeney Quay.
The number of the winning duck was announced by Desmond MacCarthy from Wiveton Hall and star of ‘Normal For Norfolk’.
Please note that Blakeney in Gloucestershire also holds a duck race at the duck pond found on their playing fields. These are obviously different events but easily confused especially on Facebook.