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

& what's on this month

What a 'Quacktastic' start it was to 2023

The 2023 New Year's Day  duck   race  in Middle Rasen was the best yet, raising a total £1,876 with a record breaking 1,500  ducks  entering the river for the  race  between the two bridges.

ALL money raised goes towards local worthy causes such as children's and adult groups, the new playpark, village hall, the Community Spirit, the installation and upkeep of three Defibrillators around the village to name just a few, we welcome any suggestions for future beneficiaries.

2024 race will again start at Parry's bridge on Low Church Rd, at 12.00 on 1st January and end at the bridge on Church Street. Prizes will be awarded for 1st to 5th place ducks and also the last duck! 1st duck to reach the bridge wins £100. All ducks have additional chances to win prizes, as there will be a draw held at the Nag's Head following the race together with a raffle. 

A wide range of prizes are donated by local businesses to whom we are very grateful and full details can be found below

Ducks can be bought and - if you wish - named, prior to the race from the Nag's Head and online (full details on the website and FB page) also you can collect a form, from Crossroads village store to complete and return with your payment in an envelope up UNTIL 29th December. A limited number of ducks will be available at the bridge prior to the race.

We would also like to welcome Ian Miller, who has kindly volunteered to join the committee. If you would like more information or are able to donate a prize, please contact Ron Folgate on 01673 842100, and we look forward to seeing on New New Year's Day.

Wendy says " See you all in the NEW YEAR."

First prize £100

Sponsored by

Appleyard Pressure Washing Services

Nigel & Ben Appleyard

Middle Rasen LN8 3TU

Second prize £70

Sponsored by

Wilmot Transport Ltd

Bulk Haulage Specialist, delivery from Farm to Mill


tel: 01673 828209

Mr Ian Wilmot

Third prize £25

Sponsored by

Ray Hildred (Equip Rasen Ltd)

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

Fourth prize £25

Sponsored by

Steve Cartwright (Park View Market Rasen)

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

Fifth prize £25

Sponsored by

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

Last Duck £30

Sponsored by

Tanya on behalf of Planet Circus

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.


The Middle Rasen Duck Race (MRDR)

A photo by Angela Mayne


Click below to put your name on the mail list or

order a duck



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 took on the Guardianship of a 3rd Defibrillator