The Duck Race is above all a good opportunity to enjoy the return of the warm weather by participating in a fun and entertaining event with family and friends. The Duck Race is also an opportunity to participate in a good cause.
So don’t hesitate any longer, sponsor your duck so that it can be on the starting line on April 29th on the Neimënster square. A regional catering and many animations are also planned on the spot.
What is the Duck Race?
The Duck Race is a duck race. But not just any ducks: plastic ducks! This year, 16,000 ducks are expected to be on the starting line at 3pm.
Each participant buys one or more numbered tickets and sponsors one or more ducks (5 euros per duck). The numbered ducks are then released into the water of the Alzette. One then attends the race of these thousands of plastic ducks. The fastest ones will win the great prizes at stake.
The event will start at noon on the square in front of Neimenster Abbey, with DJ sets, children’s entertainment and local food.
A friendly and fun moment coupled with a charitable gesture
If the event is very popular in Luxembourg because of its festive side, it is also thanks to its solidarity aspect. Indeed, All profits from tickets purchased by participants in the race are entirely donated to charity. Each year, several tens of thousands of euros are allocated to associations.
This year, the following associations are honored: Nuevo Destino for education in Latin America, Stiftung Kinderchirurgie – foundation for pediatric surgery in Leipzig and Action Manampy Kianja – association for development aid through education of children.
The Duck race 2022 will have brought in 72,000 euros, i.e. a check for 24,000 euros to each association.
Charity aid for children around the world is a good reason to come and compete! Want to participate? Just go to the Duck race website to buy a 5 euro ticket and put your duck on the starting line.
A race with prizes to be won and animations
What are the rewards for the winners? Many big prizes are offered to the winners of the race. A car will reward the lucky sponsor of the first duck at the finish line!
For this 22nd edition, 30 quality prizes can be won. The first prize is a Volkswagen Taigo car, the second prize is an electric bicycle, the fourth and third prizes are vouchers of up to 2,000 and 2,500 euros respectively, and there are many other prizes.
While the prizes are a good incentive to come to the Duck Race, the event is also very attractive to the casual spectator. Starting at noon, the Duck Race will not only offer numerous animations for children. A catering is also proposed to the visitors based on typical dishes and drinks of Luxembourg . The race starts at 15h00.