Duck Race

Quack Quack, it's back!

The 2024 Thame Round Table Duck Race takes place on Sunday 16th June. The race starts on the old town bridge, which is accessed from the bottom of Priest End, behind St Mary's church. Gates open at 10:30am and the race will start at 11:00am, finishing around 12:00pm.

Buy Tickets Online

Tickets always sell well, so you may need to be 'quack' off the mark if you don't want to miss out!

Buying Tickets in Thame

The Duck Race has gone digital! If you want to buy tickets in person Thame Round Table will have a presence at Thame Carnival, which is held the day before the race. However you will still need to purchase your tickets online. There will also be details of how you can purchase your online tickets from the start-line on the day. But as you're here now, we'd recommend you buy your tickets in advance via this very website!

What happens on the day? Buy Tickets Online

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All proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charities and worthy causes.

The individuals who have the first, second and third duck numbers to cross the finish line will win £50, £30 and £20 prize vouchers respectively.

How many tickets would you like?

What does this mean?

Total to pay £2.50

Your details are only kept so that we can contact you if you have one of the winning ducks, or if you have indicated that you are interested in joining Thame Round Table. No financial information is stored by Round Table (all online transactions are processed securely via PayPal). Once the winners have been contacted all personal details will be deleted.

Duck Race T&Cs: The race co-ordinators decision is final. If you have a winning duck ticket you must have a verified ticket confirmation email to confirm your prize. All winners will be contacted directly via email with their prize voucher. Prize vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash. Every effort will be made to run the duck race on the date specified, however in the unfortunate event that the race can not take place on the specified date a randomised draw will take place to determine the 3 winning duck numbers. All ducks are property of Thame & District Round Table. No ducks or pirates will be harmed during the running of the duck race.

If you have any queries or issues with your online purchases, please use the contact form on the main Thame & District Round Table website.

About Duck Race

Every year on the morning after Thame Carnival, Thame Round Table takes to the river and stages their annual duck race. The event, which takes place on the river in Thame itself, has become a family favourite in Thame’s calendar over the years and regularly attracts a good crowd.

The race is effectively a giant floating lottery, which involves dropping more than 1,000 individually numbered rubber ducks into the River Thame. If you have bought a ticket with a number that matches one of the first three ducks over the line, you win a prize. All other proceeds from the ticket sales are donated to local causes.

Adding to the fun is the irrepressible pirate, Captain Ducky. A children's favourite and housewives' choice (albeit quite often his choice, not theirs). Over the years he has followed the ducks down river in a variety of craft, but has ended up in the drink often enough to qualify for an RNLI loyalty card.

Parking and Safety

Please note that there is no car parking available at this event. The nearest car parks are in Thame Town Centre. At the event children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Thank You!

Your purchase has been processed by PayPal and you will shortly recieve an email from Captain Ducky himself with your duck number(s) (do check your SPAM folder too if it hasn't appeared in your inbox already).

Thame Round Table would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the riverbank on Sunday 16th June.

If you know of anyone who may want to buy a duck you can use the sharing buttons below to spread the word:

If you would like to find out more about Thame Round Table, you can visit our website or our Facebook Page.

Good luck in the race - from Captain Ducky and the Thame Round Table crew.


Duck Race Charities & Groups

If you wish to support a specific charity/group with the proceeds from your ticket purchase, please make a selection from the dropdown.

If you don't see your desired local charity/group, or if you don't know who you want to support, don't worry, you can leave this field as Thame Round Table.

Thame Round Table will ensure that all ticket proceeds are donated to local charities and worthy causes.

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Digital tickets no longer on sale

We hope you had a quacking good time at this year's Duck Race. Don't worry, there will be another chance to cheer for your duck next year!

Keep an eye on the Thame Round Table Facebook page for the winning duck numbers.

Find out more about Thame Round Table on our Facebook Page, or visit our website.