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The 3rd Tochigi Duck Race!
6th Feb 2021 (1)

Organised by :  Shimotsuke Newspaper (Japan), Tochigi Global Group

Supported by: Tochigi City, Japan World Link, Japan Tourism Agency

50 Overseas Duck Racers Wanted!

After two successful duck races, for our third race we are opening our duck race to overseas racers!! 

The world has been affected by COVID and many of us have had to give up holidays and overseas trips. Some may have been planing a trip to Japan. So we decided to open up our duck race to people living around the world!

Enter today and secure your spot!

How to take part : Use the form at the bottom of this page to send in your application. (Open to the first 50 entries)

Deadline : Please submit your entry by 22nd of January 2021.

Fees: Free

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a special character duck and some local goodies. All participants will receive a program (PDF/ebook format).

*We will also be live streaming the race on the day. Participants will be sent a link so they can watch!

the 3rd Tochigi Duck Race


Uzuma River center of Tochigi city, Japan
Click here for Google Map!
*Tochigi city is a historic picturesque town an hour north of Tokyo


6th February 2021
International Race starts at 1:00pm (UTC+9)

Cleaning the river

One reason the Duck race is held is to get people together and clean the river which is home to 1,000 Koi carp. Every year we clean out the river making it a better environment.

History (how it started)

Tochigi City Duck Race was created by Tochigi Global Group with the mindset to bring foreigners and Japanese people together and for them to embrace each other's cultures. (Tochigi Global Group was founded in 2017 by Nick Harrison, an English teacher living in Tochigi.)

Who is it for?

Tochigi Duck Race is an opportunity for any group or team around the globe to take part in a duck race in Japan. To enter, all you need to do is fill out the form on the bottom of this page.

Can I take part?

Anyone can take part wherever you live!

Where can I watch

For people living outside Japan, we are preparing a livestream so people around the word can watch the race.


The duck race was created to be a fun event for anyone. This year we are taking it further and opening it up to people living outside Japan.


We are preparing this event to be a fully bi-lingual event in English and Japanese.

Past Two Races (2017, 2018)

About Tochigi City

Information Page

Visitor's video of Tochigi city

How to take part

Step 1

Fill in the form below (you should immediately receive a confirmation email).

Step 2

Once we have an official website up we will send you a link as well as a link to where you can watch the duck race online.

Step 3

We will email you the results and for the winners a prize (A special character duck and some local goodies!)

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