The Great Ilkley Duck Race 2024

On the River Wharfe at Ilkley
Saturday April 20th 2024

No finer sight we ever saw than all those ducks jostling their way down the Wharfe at Ilkley......

Saturday April 20th

The biggest, finest and most exciting Duck Race in Ilkley.

Not Long Now.....

Race Starts 2.30pm 
from the New Brook Street bridge

Finish 350m Downstream 

Tickets now on sale online 

To buy in person - see below.

If you aren't sure how a Duck Race Works Click HERE


Each Duck Ticket Costs £2

Remember - You don't have to be there to win -we guarantee to call you and send your prize to you wherever you are in Yorkshire, the UK or the World

The Prizes

First Prize                             £200
Second Prize                        £100
Third Prize                              £75
4th, 5th, 6th Prizes                  £50


All profits will be donated to our charitable causes.  The major portion of our donations are to local causes in Ilkley and the surrounding area. This year we intend to support :

LS29 (Special Needs Support Group), Ilkley Youth Club (Summer of Fun), Great Ilkley Get Together (Food Parcels), Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley Community Transport, Ilkley Good Neighbours

     ........and other causes if we can raise the funds

You can buy tickets online -  click  HERE

Or You Can Buy Tickets in Person :

Look out for us in the weeks leading up to the event - we plan to sell tickets in advance in Ilkley locations.

Grove Saturday Market - Sat March 30th 
Tesco Car Park - Sat April 6th 
Grove Sunday Real Food Market  -  Sun April 7th 

Grove Saturday Market - Sat April 13th 

Tesco Car Park - Sun April 14th

Tickets are also available in advance from Rotary Club members

Sales On The Day

On Race Day itself - tickets will only be sold on The Grove until 1pm, also near the Riverside Hotel until 1pm and near  New Brook St Bridge until 2pm so that the final ducks can be added into the starting field.

Winners will be announced on the day, and will be published in the Ilkley Gazette. They will also will be published on this website for at least 3 months. All prizes will be paid by Cheque. However you choose to buy a ticket you will be asked for your contact details - and if you win we will contact you through those details - so if you can't be there on the day we can still tell you the Good News and get your prize to you.

For full Terms and Conditions etc - see HERE

Good Luck with Your Duck

An Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Event .

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The Great Ilkley Duck Race 2024 sub-pages:

How a Duck Race Works

more in case you don't know

The Small Print

The Rules

more You Can't Duck the Rules

Buy Your Duck Race Tickets Online

more We might sell-out .......

Is this your Duck ?

Which Ducks Have You Bought ???

more Which Ducks are yours ???