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Rotary Ducks ready for the big race Jan 26th

One thousand Rotary ducks are busy finalising preparations for the Great Narooma Australia Day Duck Race.

Race coordinator Charmaine White said the 1,000 ducks will be dropped off Narooma Bridge at 10am on Tuesday 26 January.

“‘We’re hoping for perfect weather, good crowds and a quick race downstream to the Apex Park finish line,” she said.

“The last Rotary race held was on Australia Day in 2019, last year’s one being cancelled because of the bushfires, so they’re rearing to go.”

The holder of the ticket corresponding to the number of the first plastic duck across the finishing line wins $1,000 and the last duck $100.

All 1,000 tickets in the race are already sold thanks to some earnest ticket sellers and the terrific community support for this event.

Proceeds will go towards local charities including Narooma Surf Club who help us collect the ducks and to Bermagui CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) who lend us the ducks.

Above: One thousand ducks dive off Narooma Bridge at the start of the 2019 Rotary Australia Day Duck Race – some were reluctant to get wet.