If you are going to be in London on Sunday 2nd September and are looking for something fun to do then I'd recommend watching the Great British Duck Race! They're going to race 165,000 plastic ducks for charity - even if you're not able to go along you can sponsor a duck of your very own! To break the World record the ducks must race for at least 1 kilometre.

The event is described as follows in facebook (they kindly provided the image too):

On Sunday 2nd Sept they aim to send 165,000 rubber ducks down a 1km stretch of the River Thames, setting a new world record and raising £500,000 for UK charities. So, we are going up to spectate whilst pub crawling our way down 1km of the Thames.

It's just £2 to adopt a duck (plus £3 recommended donation to the charity of your choice) and you could win the first prize of £10,000 or one of 30 other great prizes.

So become a Record Breaker - adopt a duck today and help a very worthy cause.

How?
At 12 noon the ducks will be dropped into a 50metre x 150metre holding pen. At 13.30 the pen will be opened and the ducks will be released in to a 50 metre channel of the River Thames, the natural current taking them down the course. The course will be a minimum of 1 km in length (Guinness World Record requirement) and we anticipate the race will take around 1 hour to complete.

Who wins?
The ducks will be dropped in to the holding pen and released completely at random. Each duck is individually numbered and the first duck to cross the finish line will be deemed the winner of the £10,000 cash prize. Further superb prizes will be awarded to the next 30 ducks that cross the line. The winning numbers will be listed on this site and the winners will be informed by email or phone.

Can I come?
Of course, we would welcome as many spectators to view the race as possible. There will be refreshments available along the course and limited tickets will be available at venues along the route for Duck Race celebration parties. Please contact us for further details of events on the day.

How do I sponsor a duck?
You can sponsor your duck online at
http://www.thegreatbritishduckrace.co.uk/

It's just £2 to adopt a duck (plus £3 recommended donation to the charity of your choice) and you could win the first prize of £10,000 or one of 30 other great prizes.

So become a Record Breaker - adopt a duck today and help a very worthy cause.