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The Annual Duck Race Sweepstake 2020

Everyone’s favourite duck-based fundraising event is back! The Annual Duck Race Sweepstake takes place this year across our website and social media channels LIVE at 1pm on Friday 13th November.

20 pop-culture inspired rubber ducks will face-off in another thrilling ride down the famous white-water racetrack to fight for the elusive title of Duck Race Champion 2020.

It’s time to get together (virtually or in person if it’s safe to do so!), download a sweepstake poster and pick your duck. For just a small donation you can get your duck, watch the race and if your duck wins, you’ll take home those all-important bragging rights!

To get you in the mood for race day, relive the 2019 event below.

Get quacking with our Duck Race Kit

Here’s everything you’ll need to get prepped for this year’s race, all in one place. Handy.

  • Sweepstake poster
  • Email template
  • Trophy
  • Supporter 'scarves'
  • Lame duck awards

Step 1

Get your kit

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Everything you need to make your race experience as successful as possible is ready-to-go in our duck race kit. Download now, set up your own fundraising page to collect your sweepstake money and avoid duck race disappointment.

Step 2

Spread the word

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Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your followers. Let everyone know how they can get in on the fun. Where they can purchase a duck, when the race is happening and how you’ll be watching.

Step 3

Build the hype

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Show your contenders last year’s race to help sell your ducks and build the anticipation. Let them know that this year’s race is going to be even bigger and better, because it is – trust us!

Step 4

Get race ready

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This year’s race starts at 1PM sharp on Friday 13th November. Watch it here on our site, or on our Facebook, our Twitter or our YouTube channel, where you’ll be able to interact with fellow spectators.

Step 5

Share your success (or not!)

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Take pics of you and your fellow fundraisers getting together for the race and tag @BBCCiN in it for commentary, support and occasional commiserations. 😉

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