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It’s time to get all of your ducks in a row because the annual Kingscliff Rotary Duck Race is back.

On October 26 Ed Parker Rotary Park at Cudgen Creek will be rampant with rubber duckies racing for some top prizes, including a ripper new car.

Kingscliff Rotary secretary Nathan Williams said things would be a little bit different this time around with a “dog” paddleboard race added to the event.

‘It should be highly entertaining and it’s new to the community event,’ he said.

The day, which kicks off from 9am, will include a delicious sausage sizzle, face painting and more fun activities for the whole family.

‘It’s such a great event for families. I think the duck race makes everyone feel like a kid because of the fun atmosphere and the sigh of crowd as more than 1000 community ducks hit the water,’ he said.

Mr Williams said the growth of the duck race had blown him out of the water and it took a lot of teamwork to see the event to fruition.

‘It’s a big day for our Rotary Club,’ he said.

‘Planning starts six months out usually with licences applied for, duck stocktake and, most importantly, selling the ducks.

‘We luckily have a committed duck committee who are quacking about the day but really it takes all of our Rotary Club members help to pull off this fun event.’

Last year the duck race raised an astonishing $9000, which Mr Williams said had been deposited with the first year’s funds into a special bank account until the club hits the grand total of $30,000.

‘The $30,000 total will be joined with funds from our project partner, Tweed Shire Council, and will go into renovating Ed Parker Rotary Park,” he said.

‘So we’re really putting on a big event so we can show the community a great reward for their generous support.’

Community ducks are $5 each and available from Tweed City Shopping Centre or at www.rotaryduckrace.com.au.

Larger corporate ducks are also available for $50 each and give businesses the chance to get their name on the large perpetual trophy.

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