Duck Race

Duck Launch 2016 The Duck Race is run jointly by Southampton Solent Lions and Swanwick Lions clubs, both of whom are part of Lions Clubs International.

The Duck Race is a joint venture and is our major fundraising event held each August Bank Holiday Monday The first prize of 250.00 is provided either by sponsorship or from the ticket sales, we usually have between 20 and 30 more prizes, donated by local businesses. As at 2017, the race is in its 28th year and over the years the number of ducks we use has grown from 500 ducks in our first year to the current 2500 ducks. the ducks are each numbered to match the tickets we sell in July and August each year at a very reasonable cost of 1 per ticket/duck. The ducks are dropped from the old Stone bridge in Mansbridge Southampton and the meander down the river Itchen to Woodmill (or very close to it). As well as the chance to win one of the many prizes, there are usually side shows on the footpath beside the river including a chance to use your skill and judgment to guess the winning ducks time. For a map of the race location go to