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Great Brisbane Duck Race 2012

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by Ranyhyn Akui (subscribe)
A UQ student whose favourite method of procrastination is getting out of the house and enjoying what Brisbane has to offer.
Have you seen the duck?

The duck is back. A giant yellow inflatable duck that is currently bobbing up and down in the Brisbane River at Dockside is letting everyone know that the Great Brisbane Duck Race is on again soon and it is time to get ready! Raising funds for cancer research, the race is happening on the 14th of October at West End near Riverside Drive. Now in its 6th year, the event involves 30,000 rubber ducks which race their little rubber tails off to win a 100m race down the Brisbane River.

Last year, the record amount of $200,000 was raised for cancer research at Queensland's leading research hospital, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, which is home to the discovery of the world's first cancer vaccine, Gardasil. This year they are aiming to raise $300,000 and need all the help they can get.

To join the fun, you can buy a single duck to enter into the race for $5 or really get quacking and get a family, flock, flush, flottilla or fleet of ducks and increase your chances of winning the brand new car which goes to the owner of the fastest duck on the day.

The day will involve more than just floating ducks, with a whole bunch of activities on offer for kids and families like face-painting and rides as well as the chance to see some creatively decorated giant rubber ducks from the team entrants. The fun will be happening at the riverside park which runs along Riverside Drive in West End from 10am-3pm.

For more information check out the Facebook page or website.
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Why? The Great Brisbane Duck race is your chance to see more rubber ducks than you ever though possible.
When: October 14th, 2012
Phone: 07 3176 2359
Where: Riverside Drive (between Forbes and Kurilpa St), West End
Your Comment
Map is not of Brisbane! Thanks for the article though- will definitely be there!
by jenni (score: 0|2) 727 days ago
Of course it is part of Brisbane - it is the West End - great place to live!
by Jenny (score: 0|2) 716 days ago
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