Wetherby Duck Race


A great day was had on Sunday 14th July 2019 

The 2020 event has been CANCELLED due to Corvid-19. 

The 2021 event date will be announced later.

The Wetherby Duck Race was again organised as a community event by Wetherby District Lions Club and took place on a blisteringly hot Sunday on 14th July 2019.  For a short time, the River Wharfe turned yellow – not because of the weather but because up to 1,000 ducks took to the water for their annual race. 

The three monetary prizes of £200, £100 and £50 was won by Alex Walker (Duck 255), 

Mr C W Bayston (Duck  065) and Roy Smith (Duck 413) respectively.  An additional fourth prize of a voucher from 'Discount Feeds' of Wetherby, was won by James McArthur (Duck 413).



All the proceeds from the event will go to local Wetherby charities and organisations.  

Once again our celebrities, the Town Mayor Galan Moss and Alan Drinkall, Townsperson of the Year,  started the ducks a swimming.  We all had a 'quacking' good time !

Thank you to all for your support of the Wetherby Lions Duck Race.

Click here to see a collage of photos from this year's event.  See the three (3) videos below

and click here to see a collage of photos from 2018.

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Wetherby District Lions Club  


Telephone: 0345 833 9529

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales

Registered Charity Number 1166656

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