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'Quacking' fun at this year's Shakespeare Duck Race

Ian Hughes 8th Jul, 2017

THE SHAKESPEARE Duck Race will be taking to the water again this summer.

The Stratford Rotary Club Evening Group-organised event will see 2,000 ducks – double the number at last year’s inaugural race – on Saturday August 26, from 2pm.

Tickets are £2 for which people will be given an allocated numbered duck. There will be a cash prize of £150 for the winning duck, £100 for second, and £50 for the third. A fourth prize of a family ticket has been donated by Stratford Butterfly Farm.

There will also be a corporate Duck Race allowing companies to buy a range of ‘occupational ducks’, such as a chef duck, waiter and waitress duck and hairdresser duck.

Money raised will go to the Shakespeare Hospice’s new Children and Young People’s services.

Visit for main race tickets, and to enter the corporate race.

Tickets will also be on sale at Shakespeare Hospice’s Summer Fete on July 15, and at various locations around town, including Daisy Chain Gift Company on Chapel Street and Rohan on Sheep Street.

People will be able to follow the Duck Race on Stratford Rotary’s Twitter feed at and at

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