Ready, Steady, Quack!

Date Published 03 April 2012

London gets the Olympics, Manchester City Centre gets The Duck Race! I am finding it hard to decide which one is better to be honest!

On 6 April 2012 (Good Friday) at 2pm the ducks take to the water. Starting at Bridge Street they will all be warming up, their little rubber heart's pumping and getting their little flipper feet ready to rock ‘n' roll! They will be enduring a huge 300 meter dash down the River Irwell to the bridge at Quay Street. Hundreds are predicted to turn up to cheer on the thousands of rubber duckies that will paint the river yellow for a while.
Ducks can be bought for just £1 on the day and can also be bought in advance online at!
. You will also see giant 1 foot ducks plastered in corporate colours and company logos. Companies can also apply for these online.

There is also a chance to win some great prizes by entering the race. First prize, for instance, is a signed Manchester United Football with four tickets to a Manchester United match. Go to the spinningfields website for information on the other prizes to be won.

Along with the race there will be lots of fun filled activities on the day for everyone to enjoy such as Duck Herding, Punch & Judy Show, Giant Slide and so much more...

This fantastic City Centre day out is not just for the thrill of fast paced, extreme racing. It is all in aid of Brainwave. For more information about Brainwave visit

We Let Properties will be down by the river cheering on our little yellow friends so we hope our big yellow friend up in the sky joins us!

See you there!

James Glenn