The Annual Duck Race Fundraiser takes place this Saturday, 9 September in aid of St John the Baptist Church, Midleton.
The fourth annual Duck Race Fundraiser is set to commence at 3.30pm on the Owenacurra River in Midleton on Saturday, concurrent with the FEAST Cork Food Festival (formally the Midleton Food Festival) as is tradition for the past three years. The proceeds from the duck race will go towards St John the Baptist Church, Midleton.
“It is on this Saturday at 3.30pm,” said Noel McDonagh, one of the organisers of the event. “The race starts at the Lidl Bridge and the proceeds will go to the Baptist Church. It should be a good day. We just hope people will come along and enjoy the day.”
The duck race will begin at the bridge between the Church Lane and Riverside Way intersection, and Glebe, where Lidl, McDonald’s and Aldi are located. After tickets corresponding to individual ducks are sold, an assortment of plastic ducks will be set loose downriver with the first three crossing the line winning prizes.
A ticket to sponsor a duck for the race is priced at €3, with the option to purchase two tickets for €5. The prize for first place is €120, with €60 up for grabs for second place and €40 for third place.
“We are still looking for help on the day,” said Mr McDonagh. “If anybody is available. We are looking for volunteers to sell tickets on the day. If anybody would like to volunteer they only need to get in contact with the Dean [Alan Marely] or myself.”
The Duck Race was first held in 2014 and will once again take place during the Midleton Food and Drink Festival, which got underway this past Monday, 4 September.
Those willing to volunteer to sell tickets before the event should contact Mr Noel McDonagh at 087 683 3725 or fill in the sheet at the back of St John the Baptist Church.

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