26th Dec 2019
Every Boxing Day an unusual ritual takes place starting at the Ford in Kenilworth.
At noon, after the events at the Castle, the Town Mayor helps to launch 1,500 defenceless little (fake!) ducklings into Finham Brook. After a bracing swim of 200 metres the ducks cross the finishing line in the town's Abbey Fields.
The first four finishers capture prizes of £100, £75, £50 and £25 respectively.
This is a great way to work off your Christmas meal, with a chance to win and help others at the same time by supporting the Kenilworth Lions charity.
Duck race tickets cost £1 each.