Photos of the Duck Race Zurich

Duck Race Zurich for the Krebsliga

 

Photos of the Duck Race Zurich

 

The annual Duck Race Zurich took place for for the 4th time today. It’s a great event in aid of a really good cause and helps raise money for the Krebsliga, for children with cancer.

 

Photos of Duck Race Zurich

The event started at Rathausbrücke in the centre of Zurich and once the container was opened and the ducks  dropped into the Limmat  the race began. See the video showing the ducks begin their journey!

Ducks of all descriptions set sail towards the finish line which was just beyond the Landesmuseum.

Duck race Zurich

There were bright ones, beautiful ones, scary ones and plain ones – each one had a special number with which it could be identified with its owner.

duck race zurich

As they floated down the river from a distance they looked like white ping pong balls.

Photos of the Duck Race Zurich

One of the great things about this race is that you can choose to decorate your duck however you wish (or not at all) – so it’s a great outlet for creativity too.

Duck race zurich

The key thing is taking part, enjoying the fun and helping a great cause.

Duck race Zurich

The finish line was just past the Landesmuseum along the Limmat:

Photos of Duck Race Zurich

We’ve included some of the birds which caught our eye, but there were too many fabulous works of art to be able to capture them all.

Duck Race Zurich 2015

At the end of the race there were dedicated canoeists on hand to scoop the “slower ducks” who had taken a little longer to reach the finishing line.

Duck Race Zurich for the Krebsliga

If you missed this year’s event, don’t worry it will be back in Zurich next Summer. In fact 2016 will be very special as it will the Duck Race will be celebrating it’s 5th anniversary. For more information please see the Duck Race website.

The weather in Zurich was forecast to be perfect “weather for ducks” but in fact after the race the clouds lifted and the sun came out:

The Duck Race in Zurich 2015

 

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