The Cluny’s rubber duck race returns: Newcastle’s best and silliest event

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It’s one of Newcastle’s best events.

Newcastle’s sillest event returns this weekend at The Cluny- their annual duck race.

A cult favourite amongst Ouseburn regulars, the race sees participants take part in two separate rubber duck-based activities including best dressed and then, of course, the quickest duck to float down the river.

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The ducks must be bought from The Cluny bar before the decorating and arts and crafts can begin. Best dressed duck wins a duck themed cake. Previous examples include Elton John duck, an astronaut and- the classic- dousing your rubber friend in glitter.

The quickest duck will win a golden duck trophy which is the envy of the whole of Newcastle.

Of course, no racing assists, rubber rings or motors are allowed!

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The event is on Sunday 2nd July and will start at 2pm outside of the pub for the best-dressed competition, followed by the race at 3:45pm.

You can find out more information here.

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