The annual event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, takes place on Easter Monday (April 22) and will see thousands of yellow ducks race down the river in front of huge crowds.
The winner of the event, which is supported by Jet2holidays and The Travel Centre in Mytholmroyd, will receive the grand prize of a holiday to Disneyland Paris. Second, third, fourth and fifth places will receive cash prizes. As well as the exciting race there will also be entertainment, charity stalls and tasty food. As many as 10,000 ducks will race down Hebden Water from St Georges Bridge to the finish line at West End bridge. First prize in the business race is a three night break in Tenerife, staying at The Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets for the duck race are available from numerous shops and pubs in the town as well as from a Rotary stall in in St Georges Square. The main race will begin at around 3.15pm with the business duck race taking place before at 3pm. All funds raised at the annual event help local, national and international charities and good causes.