...... Middle Rasen Duck Race 2024 ......


It was a very Happy New Year's Day in Middle Rasen on 1st January 2024, the Duck Race began with a record breaking 1,800 ducks entering the water and exactly 10 minutes later, another record was broken for the fastest race. Richard Corrigan won 1st and 2nd place despite his duck numbers being three hundred apart, he won a total of £170 donated by Appleyard Pressure Washing Services and Wilmot Transport Ltd. Monetary prizes were awarded up to 6th place and also the last duck owner - S Gilliat won £30 donated by Planet Circus.

The prize giving was held at the Nag's Head (Thanks to Mandy and Nigel Appleyard) where all ducks had the chance to win further prizes in the draw and a raffle was also held. ALL prizes were donated by local people and businesses, for which we are very grateful and ALL proceeds will go to local worthy causes including the upkeep and maintenance of the three Defibrillators in the village, placed at the Village Hall, the Church Hall and the Nag's Head. A full list of prize donors and past beneficiaries can be found on the Middle Rasen Duck Race FB page and also via a link on the Middle Rasen website.

One prize winner (name given as Tim with duck 1770) who won a pen is being sought as his mobile number was recorded incorrectly. Marie and Matthew Jennings bought a duck ( 1375)   for their dog “Lucy “, she won a Day at the Races! I can see a dog treat (bribe) coming her way. Esme who attended with her Dad is pictured here holding her duck!

Finally, we can announce the team managed to raise the record breaking and fantastic amount of £2,067! We will try not to let fame go to our heads, despite Look North being there to film the event and BBC Radio Lincolnshire interviewing one of our team. If you have any suggestions of local charities or organisations who would benefit from a donation from the duck race, please do get in touch with a member of the committee. Thank you for your support - We hope to see you all again next year!


Esmé with a winning duck

A photo by Thirzah Jennings

Click here for all 2024 Winners and Draw

First prize £100

duck number 907 trained by Richard Corrigan

Sponsored by

Appleyard Pressure Washing Services

Nigel & Ben Appleyard

Middle Rasen LN8 3TU

Second prize £70

duck number 1224 trained by Richard Corrigan

Sponsored by

Wilmot Transport Ltd

Bulk Haulage Specialist, delivery from Farm to Mill


tel: 01673 828209

Mr Ian Wilmot

Third prize £25

duck number 829 trained by Tom Wilmot

Sponsored by

Ray Hildred (Equip Rasen Ltd)

Unit 5 Gallamore Lane Ind Est. LN8 3HA Tel 01673 844814

Fourth prize £25

duck number 1301 trained by Charlotte Appleyard

Sponsored by

Steve Cartwright (Park View Market Rasen)

Unit 2 Gallamore Lane , Market Rasen , LN8 3HA Tel 01673 261615

Fifth prize £25

duck number 224 trained by Phil Rodis

Sponsored by

Steve Jackson, Jackson's Plastering Services (Market Rasen)


Sixth prize £20

duck number 408 trained by Sue Robinson

Sponsored by

Paul & Diana Whittles

Last Duck £30

duck number 448 trained by Sam Gilliott

Sponsored by

Tanya on behalf of Planet Circus


The Middle Rasen Duck Race (MRDR)




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The MRasenDR group

Ron Folgate ...... treasurer and group lead
Ian Miller .......... secretary
Tim Duckering ... chair and event delivery
Steffi Langston... media
Wendy Folgate..... committee Member
Daniel Langston ... committee member
Sonia Boardman ... committee member
& email: -mrasendr@gmail.com

The Duck Race is here to support local groups and worthy causes. ClickHere to benefit from funds raised over the year and NY Day 2024”.

Please don't hesitate to contact the MRasenDR group and offer your support for the event.


Results / Beneficiaries







It's Easy

Paying to race a yellow plastic duck before the event costs just £1. Once named by you, your duck will be added to all the other ducks and launched onto the River Rase at 12 noon on New Years Day.









2021 (No Race)

Middle Rasen Duck Race has the Guardianship of a 3rd Defibrillator



2024 Race Beneficiaries ...

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance                   £300.00

Pegasus Childcare Centre – Osgodby      £300.00

Little Jesters Preschool – Faldingworth    £300.00

Middle Rasen Nursery                £300.00

Middle Rasen Community Garden           £200.00

Middle Rasen Bowls Club                       £150.00

Walking with Alpaca's Lincolnshire Sanctuary            £100.00

And of course £300 set aside for the West Lindsey Community Defib Service Scheme.

Ron J


The MRDR Committee remain committed to ensuring the defibrillators around the village are maintained performing regular checks and have taken on Guardianship of all three, as well as joining the West Lindsey Defibrillator Service Scheme at an annual cost of £300. This Scheme will ensure that pads and batteries are replaced or that a defibrillator is replaced if required. We obviously hope they will never be needed but it is nice to know they are there just in case, every minute is vital in the event of someone who maybe undergoing a cardiac arrest. If you are ever in a situation where you may need to use an AED, you MUST ensure you have called 999 for medical assistance and are performing CPR in the first instance as directed by the call operator, if someone else is available, they will be directed to the nearest AED and given the code to access the equipment, after pressing the start button, it will tell you exactly what you need to do.