CLIFFHANGER Duck Race

Duck races now have a new home in Millhouses Park – down the FISH LADDER. The water flow was turned up to full, the ducks released and the race was on!

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An exciting time for all this weekend at the Duck Race on the Fish Pass at Cliffhanger.

The Friends group organised and ran a Duck Race with 120 ducks donated to us by the Cliffhanger Team.

We ran free Duck Races on both days from the first race at 12 noon to the last race at 4 pm … 5 races times 120 ducks over two days and 1200 people really enjoyed an old fashioned event run just for the fun of it. Chocolate Medals were awarded to the first 5 ducks over the line and the last duck over the line. As Andy B comments “This is the best bit of Cliffhanger”.

We owe a large thanks to Parks and Countryside Staff for facilitating this event, building such a fantastic feature, supporting our group and bringing various dignitaries to see what we were doing including our three local councillors, Sylvia Dunkley, Mike Reynolds and Keith Hill. Plus all those who helped on the day including our Community Assembly Manager and the Friends who worked so hard to keep everything moving without any hitches.

We all lost count of the positive comments about where we were, what we were doing and the park in general – we really are very lucky to have it.

It is gone 11 pm and we are still only half way through entering up the new members!!!

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