The traditional annual Duck Race (Pardiralli) takes place in Kadriorg this Sunday, and is being broadcast live by ETV. The event raises money for children with cancer, and their families, as well as raising cancer awareness.
The race, the seventh of its kind, making use of rubber ducks rather than the real thing, sees thousands of the plastic yellow toys dropped into Kadriorg Park's canal, where they drift along towards the finish line. Each duck carries a number, so the race winner can be identified.
A duck costs €15, which all goes to the Estonian Association of Parents of Children with Cancer (EAPCC), and can be reserved here.
The ducks are re-used each year and go back into storage after the race; special netting around water inlets around the canal prevent any of them coming to grief.
The charity event will be broadcast live on ETV on Sunday, August 30, at 7.30 p.m. Estonian time, and will also be live-streamed on the ERR Estonian site here (link in Estonian).
Presenters are ERR's Margus Saar and actor Märt Avandi, and Gaute Kivistik is commentating.
For more on the annual Duck Race and ways to help the EAPCC, visit the site here.
Editor: Andrew Whyte