Duck Race

Annual Duck Race, first Saturday in July, 2.00pm,
Sowcar meadow (off Ingersley Road)

Once each year, rain or shine, we all gather in the meadow by Sowcar brook (off Ingersley Road) for the annual Duck Race! But it’s so much more than just a Duck Race with sideshows, tombola, and burger stands – you will find a whole afternoon’s entertainment, especially for the children!

In previous years it has been held in glorious sunshine with a huge crowd attending. More than £2,000 was raised for the Cadets at one event!

Adult and Children’s Duck Races – BBQ – Refreshments – Stalls and Games.
A great day out for the whole family!

Tickets £1.50p adult ticket and £1.00 children’s ticket.

The prizes are £100, £50 and £25 cash for the adult race and £50, £20 and £10 Argos vouchers for the children’s race. In these credit crunch times these prizes in exchange for £1.50p adult ticket and £1.00 children’s ticket is a bargain in addition to a quacking good afternoon out! We will be having our usual BBQ, stalls and games and commentary from Canalside Radio.

Canalside Community Radio’s Nick Wright officiates! Once he has the runners (floaters?) under orders …  
… they’re off! They might start out together but a lot can happen in the couple of hundred metres to the finish … 
… and here they come, around the last bend, and the winner is …

Further information from TS Ardent, Grimshaw Lane