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  • Who: Great British Duck Race

  • What: Largest plastic duck race

  • Where: United Kingdom

The largest plastic duck race involved 205,000 ducks racing down a 1 km (0.6 mile) stretch of the River Thames, UK. The event was organised by the Great British Duck Race (UK) on 6 September 2009.

The event was organised to raise money for a range of charities, including NSPCC, managing over £100,000 in contributions. Each duck cost £2 to enter the race and the owner of the duck first to cross the finishing line receiving a prize of £10,000.

 

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