Quacking prizes for Woodroffe duck race at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 06:59 21 March 2016

Woodroffe School students promote the annual duck race

Woodroffe School students promote the annual duck race


Town crier set to start Easter Monday event on River Lym

The countdown has begun for the annual duck race run by The Woodroffe School PTA.

A team from the RNLI will launch 1,000 individually numbered yellow plastic ducks into the River Lym at noon on Easter Monday (March 28).

Before that Town Crier Alan Vian will lead a procession from the town centre to Higher Mill Flats, near Woodmead Bridge, where he will officially start the race. Spectators are invited to line the riverbank and cheer on the ducks along a course which ends at Jordan Flats.

Duck tickets, at £1 each, will be available within school the week before the Easter holiday. Additional prizes could be won if people purchase a ticket through the school.

Tickets will also be available in advance from The Pilot Boat Inn and local shops and are on sale from 10am on the day and at the start line.

Each ticket buys the corresponding numbered duck in the race. Organisers say there are fantastic cash prizes for the first, second and third placed ducks and a luxury Easter egg for the last one to finish.

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