2016 Date TBA
Riverside Drive (between Forbes St and Kurilpa Rd), West End 4101.
Congratulations to 2015's lucky ducks!!
1st - 19378 Ruth, Paddington
2nd - 36038 Linden, Coolum
3rd - 18708 Julia, Wooloongabba
The Summertime Riverfest is the Support the Duck Stop Cancer campaign’s curtain closer event, bringing together the community for the biggest and quackiest race day in the country. Free live entertainment headlining on the Riverstage, family fun, chill out zones, Kids Zones, live music and on water entertainment, you will have a quacker of a good time!
For the last 10 years, Brisbane has rallied behind the PA Research Foundations Duck Race to raise much needed funds for Cancer research.
Don’t be a sitting duck and come join us for the race that quacks the nation!
Location and Transport
The Summertime Riverfest is held on Riverside Drive (between Forbes and Kurilpa St), West End, opposite side of the river to the Regatta Hotel. Parking is available in the surrounding area. We also recommend the use of public transport. Please visit http://translink.com.au/ to plan your journey. You can download a Summertime Riverfest site map (5.3 MB) to help plan your day.
- Wheelchair friendly
- First Aid
The Duck Race is Australia’s largest charity duck race, raising funds for cancer research at Queensland’s leading research hospital – the Princess Alexandra Hospital – home to the discovery of the world’s first cancer vaccine, Gardasil.
Run by the PA Research Foundation, the Duck Race commenced in 2007 and is now in its 10thyear and is an established iconic Brisbane event on the river. The race champions the cause for cancer research and has helped inspire many individuals and businesses to fly the flag for cancer research.
40,000 rubber ducks will take part on the day by racing over a 100m course. It’s a fun and dynamic event for the community to get involved in, with family friendly festivities and entertainment on the day and the chance to win a car and other great prizes. In 2015, 40,000 ducks raced in the event and a set record of over $400,000 was raised.
The day also includes the curtain raiser Team Challenge where teams (made up of businesses, families, friends or anyone!) take on a giant rubber race duck and fundraise to enter their duck into the Motor or Non-motorised Team Duck Race. On the day, teams are provided a VIP area and battle against each other in mini team challenges. Up for grabs is the coveted title of Top Fundraising Team, Fastest Motorised Duck and Fastest Non-Motorised Duck.