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THE GREAT BRITISH DUCK RACE

Annual event usually held on the Sunday after the August bank holiday. 175,000 rubber ducks launched into the River Thames at Molesey Lock, near Hampton Court. 2 to adopt a duck (plus 3 recommended donation to the charity of your choice) and you could win the first prize of 10,000 or one of 30 other prizes. At 12:00 the ducks are dropped into the lock, and released at 13.30 into a 20 metre wide channel of the River Thames, the natural current taking them down the course. The course will be a minimum of 1 km in length (Guinness World Record requirement) and can take several hours to complete. Thousands gather on the banks of the Thames to cheer on the ducks. Free entrance. Pictures taken 31 Aug 2008.

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