Have you ever seen thousands of ducks racing down a small river? No ? Then don't miss the 23rd Duck Race in Luxembourg.
What is the Duck Race?
The Duck Race is first and foremost a great opportunity to enjoy the return of fine weather. It's also an opportunity to take part in a fun and entertaining event, with family and friends. But above all, the Duck Race is a charity event, organized to help children in need.
So you too can sponsor your duck to be on the starting line for the next Duck Race in April 2024.
The exact date is not yet known, but the start will be in front ofNeimenster Abbey in the Grund.
Once again this year, regional catering and a wide range of entertainment will be on hand to make this a festive event: DJ sets, children's entertainment and typical local fare .
From midday onwards, the Duck Race not only offers a wide range of entertainment for children. Catering is also available, featuring local specialities. The race starts at 3pm.
Plastic ducks in the Alzette
The Duck Race is a duck race. But not just any ducks: plastic ducks! For the 2023 edition, over 16,000 ducks took to the start line.
How many ducks will be on the starting line in 2024 and who will be the winners of this funny race?
Each participant buys one or more numbered tickets placed online beforehand. They then sponsor one or more ducks (5 euros per duck).
The numbered ducks are then released with great fanfare into the Alzette. Spectators watch the thousands of plastic ducks race. The fastest ducks will win their sponsors the superb prizes up for grabs.
Duck Race proceeds go to charity
The Duck Race is very popular in Luxembourg. In addition to its fun and festive side, the race is also popular for its solidarity aspect.
In fact, all profits from the race are donated to charity . Each year, three associations working for children share several tens of thousands of euros.
In 2023, the following associations were 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 children's education.
The Duck Race 2023 will have raised 90,000 euros, 18,000 more than the previous year.
Charitable aid for children around the world is a good reason to come and compete! Want to take part? Simply visit the Duck Race Luxembourg website to buy a ticket and get your duck on the starting line.
What if this year's Duck race raised more than 100,000 euros?
A race with prizes to be won and entertainment
What are the prizes for the winners? Numerous prizes are offered to race winners. Each year, a car rewards the lucky sponsor of the first duck to finish!
In 2023, a Volkswagen Taigo car was up for grabs as first prize. An electric bike, vouchers worth up to 2,000 and 2,500 euros and numerous other prizes were awarded to the first finishers.
While the prizes on offer are a good incentive to come and take part in the Duck Race, the event is also very attractive for spectators.
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- Start date :
Center Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Grund Luxembourg