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.