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The Great Auckland Duck Race & Salmon Run

The Great Auckland Duck Race & Salmon Run

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  • Sat 29 Oct ’16, 9:00am – 11:30am


Vector Wero Whitewater Park, 770 Great South Road, Manukau City


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Everybody Ducks: $5.00
  • Salmon Run - Senior Men, Over 18: $43.00
  • Salmon Run - Senior Women, Over 18: $43.00
  • Salmon Run - Youth Guys and Girls, 14-18 years: $33.00

The quack on the white water is that The Great Auckland Duck Race & Salmon Run will be exciting family fun in dramatic surroundings that few city-slicker ducks have ever encountered.

It is time to get your best-dressed duck and release it on the race of its life through the rapids of Vector Wero Whitewater Park – New Zealand’s most exciting new action attraction.

- Prizes.
- Free festival events.
- Face painting.
- Bouncy castle.
- Free entry into Vector Wero Whitewater Park.

The unique race is brought to Auckland in collaboration with Rotary Club of Manurewa-Takanini, Second Nature Charitable Trust, and More FM. Proceeds from The Great Auckland Duck Race & Salmon Run will benefit Life Education Counties Manukau and other fabulous community projects.

Business ducks:
Workmates, office colleagues, members of the board – get quacking and buy your duck to support the great causes that will benefit from The Great Auckland Duck Race & Salmon Run. Fee includes a mighty duck that needs to be dressed in its best racing gear and ready to ride the rapids.

Go for gold with company branding, speedy suits or cute and creative designs. There will be a prize for the best-dressed business duck voted for by the people.

Buy your ticket and email: sarah.nuttall@lifeed.org.nz or phone 021 295 3189 to arrange collection.

Then your team can start decorating your duck before race day.

Everybody ducks:
Don’t belong to a school or a business group and want to join the daffy day? No problem. Ducks will be available on the day but you don’t want to miss the quacky action.
One the day, bring your Eventfinda ticket to the The Great Auckland Duck Race and you'll be issued with your lucky duckie.

Free School ducks:
Primary and intermediate schools are welcome to submit a FREE duck in the 'School Duck Race' and be in with a chance to win fabulous prizes.

For details about collecting your free duck contact Sarah Nuttall - Email: sarah.nuttall@lifeed.org.nz / Phone: 021 295 3189.

Salmon Run:
People swimming upstream may seem impossible but in a spectacle that will challenge the strength and skill of New Zealand’s surf lifesavers – they will attempt to conquer the rapids.

Grade 2, Tamariki River at Vector Wero Whitewater Park will be the testing ground for the Piha Surf Life Saving Club as they put on a super-salmony swimming display.

Numbers are restricted to 40 swimmers per division, so enter now.

Check out more details on the website.

You must read the race instructions and sign the waiver (both available on the website) and bring it with you on race day.

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