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.
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.
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.
As they floated down the river from a distance they looked like white ping pong balls.
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.
The key thing is taking part, enjoying the fun and helping a great cause.
The finish line was just past the Landesmuseum along the Limmat:
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.
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.
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:
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