The Salford Quays Duck Race is back – and here’s how you can take part
Salford’s biggest water race is back for its 7th edition. The MedEquip4Kids Duck Race, at Salford Quays, returns on Good Friday (April 15).
The race, which sees hundreds of rubber ducks compete for a prestigious crown on the waterways, is back after two years. This year families can buy a duckling for just £2.50 for the main race.
Winning ducks could receive tickets to the Lowry Theater and a year’s supply of Irn Bruat at the Helly Hansen Watersports Center. The festivities begin at 1 p.m., with the community race kicking off at 4:15 p.m. The commercial race begins at 4 p.m.
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“We are very grateful for the fantastic support received from our Mega Duck sponsors,” said Ghazala Baig, CEO of MedEquip4Kids. “We know this will be the best year yet for the Quays Duck Race, we are really excited to be able to run this event again.
“The Quays Duck Race is one of our flagship events on our calendar and raises much needed funds to help children and babies in the North West.” Competitors can reserve their place before the day in line or buy one at the event.
MedEquip4Kids, based at Deansgate in Manchester city centre, started in 1985 and has since raised more than £24million to fund neonatal and pediatric medical equipment, according to the charity. It also has funded sensory and play facilities in hospitals, specialist equipment for children with disabilities and mental health support.