2019 Duck Race

duck race poster

The 20th Annual Duck Race to be staged in aid of Wimborne in Bloom will take place on the River Allen on Saturday 24th August 2019 at 4pm. The 'Ducks' will be launched into the River at the bottom of Mill Lane, beside the Riverside Mews Café and cross the finishing line beside the garden at the back of the Rising Sun in East Street.

Tickets (Ducks) at £1 each will be sold outside both the Co-Operative Store and the Waitrose Store on Saturday 17th, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and again on Race Day itself Saturday 24th August.

The winner of the first Duck home will receive £50, 2nd £25, 3rd £10 and 4th, 5th & 6th £5 each. Wimborne in Bloom is very grateful to Puddle Ducks Dorset for their kind sponsorship of this event.

The proceeds will be in aid of Wimborne in Bloom Funds.

One week earlier ...

otter otter

Photos by Anthony Oliver, who writes ...

A young Otter was seen on the River Allen in the centre of Wimborne today enjoying the fish for lunch! First seen in the 'cut' by the Town Library, where tickets were being sold outside the Co-Op Store for next week's Wimborne in Bloom Duck Race. Next spotted by Minster Press at the bottom of Mill Lane and then the little chap took off downstream to test the route of the Duck Race...last seen heading for the Rising Sun which is where the Race finishes next Saturday afternoon. Attracted a large crowd of followers.