Clear the Derwent - the ducks are back!

Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2017

Saturday 20th May at Cathedral Green, Derby

11am to 3pm

Sight Support Derbyshire's biggest annual fundraising event is returning to the centre of Derby!

Watch brightly decorated giant plastic ducks, and thousands of little ones, take to the water in a keenly-contested race from St Mary's Bridge to the Millennium Bridge. Join us at Cathedral Green for stalls, refreshments, family activities and more! Watch the judging of the Best Dressed Duck competitions before the excitement of the big race. Sponsor a little duck for just £1 a ticket and be in with the chance of winning the £250 cash prize!

Read the press release to launch this year's event here.


Where's Iris?

Iris is a little duckling on tour for the Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2017, visiting various locations to gather all the ducks together in the run up to the race! Follow her adventures on our Facebook page and try to guess where she is.

Last year's event raised the grand total of £4,014 to help fund our services offering practical, emotional and social support to local blind and visually impaired people. 
Click here to see our gallery of photographs from last year's race.

Get involved!

For more information email us at or give us a call on 01332 287027.

Sponsor a little duck!

Tickets for little ducks are £1 each or £5 for a book of five. Contact us for tickets to sell on our behalf,  or buy them from Cathedral Green on the day until 12 noon.

Prize for the first little duck past the post: £250 cash donated by Smith Partnership.


Decorate a giant duck!

Businesses and organisations can decorate a giant duck and enter it in our Best Dressed Duck competition. Giant ducks are £30 each or £100 for four. 

Prize for the Best Dressed Duck: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for two at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel, Derby. 
Prize for first giant duck past the winning line: A half day for up to 4 people, out on the water with Watersafe UK Search
and Rescue.


Children's Best Dressed Duck competition

Children aged up to 12 can buy, dress up and enter a large duck (smaller than a giant duck) for £15. Ideal for nurseries, primary schools and youth groups. 

Prize for Best Dressed Children's Duck: £15 gift card from The Entertainer toy shop, Derby Intu Centre.
Prize for first children's duck past the winning line: £20 voucher from Rebound Trampolining Park, Ashby De La Zouch.


Bring your stall to the Ey Up Mi Duck Race

If you run a stall, why not bring it to Cathedral Green for our afternoon of family fun? Contact us for more details.



Thank you to our race supporters:





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