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Annual Duck Race
April 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Last year we had so many visitors to the Town that we sold out of ducks, so to avoid disappointment, why not get ahead of the game and sponsor yours beforehand? Ducks can now be sponsored at the following locations around the town:
Town Council Offices, St Margaret’s Hall
We originally planned for the Duck Race to take place on the traditional Easter Bank Holiday, but due to river levels, flow, current swell, and the forecast for yet more rain, we have rescheduled to Sunday 29th April.
The event will start at noon and ducks will also be available to sponsor for £1 each from 11am on the day in Westbury Garden. All ducks sponsored for the previous date will still be valid.
There are lots of fabulous eateries in Bradford on Avon too, so you’ll be just in time for lunch!
The Duck Race starts from the Town Bridge at Noon and our ducks, depending on the river flow, waddle or race to the finish line at the McKeever bridge, where winners will be retrieved and their sponsors announced.
We also look forward to seeing your photos after the event, so if posting any on social media, use the hashtag #BoAduckrace
Please note; We reserve the right to cancel the race in the case of river levels/flow being deemed too high/fast for Canoeists to safely manage the race. We aim to give 24 hours notice of any cancellation.