Australia’s Biggest Duck Race to Fight Cancer Returns to West End

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The annual Australia’s Biggest Duck Race for Cancer Research returns to West End’s Riverside Drive on Sunday, 14 October 2018. The ducks are all ready to have a fun-filled day at the banks of the Brisbane River.

For its 12th year,  the quacking great race is giving one lucky duck a chance to win $25,000 cash or car.

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All proceeds from the Duck Race will go towards cancer research and will support innovative, life-saving cancer research based at the PA Hospital Campus which is home to the world’s first cancer vaccine.

Event Details

What:     Australia’s Biggest Duck Race for Cancer Research
When: Sunday, 14 October 2018 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Drive, West End

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Activities and Competitions

Australia’s Biggest Duck Race

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The event’s main race is on at 4:00 p.m. and will see tens of thousands of yellow rubber ducks race along a 100-metre course.

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Prizes for the main race include:

First prize: Winner gets a chance to choose between $25,000 cash or a Motor Vehicle to the value of $25,000.

Second prize: A boat supplied by Port of Brisbane valued at $10,000 and a $400 BCF voucher.

Event staff will collect the rubber ducks afterwards so that nothing will be left wandering around the river.

Go Quackers Kids’ Zone

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This is an area dedicated for kids to have fun, learn, and explore.

Little quackers will get a chance to meet Festival Ambassadors and Network TEN personalities, Ollie and Elly from Toasted TV. Children can also watch live stage shows from Ranger Stacey and Totally Wild.

Other activities for kids include Air Brush Tattoos, Animal Farm, Fairy Floss,  Climbing Wall, and Face Painting. They also get to enjoy slushies and popcorn.

Giant Duck Race

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The race will see competitors take on each other as they ride a giant inflatable duck on the Brisbane River. Prepare for a good laugh as the giant ducks battle down a 50-metre course.

Regatta Gourmet Street Bites

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A selection of delectable food from the Regatta Gourmet Street will surely satisfy hungry festival goers. Visitors can savour deliciously made pizza, calamari, tandoori skewers, sausage rolls, and pies as well as a mouth-watering spit roast.

Regatta Ducks Nuts Inn

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Open for adults above 18 years, The Regatta Ducks Nuts Inn will be having a bar serving your favourite drinks. Watching the races will perhaps be more fun with a sip of your favourite drink.

Full details of the program will soon be announced. Visit the event’s website for updates.