Saturday, 5 July 2014

Olney Raft and Duck Race 2014- Tomorrow!

This Sunday sees the annual Olney raft and duck race take place at the Weir in Emberton Park. The yearly event is  key in the Olney calendar, and is always great fun!

The raft race always involves a variety of groups making their own rafts and racing them down the river. This year, entrants include the Olney Runners, the Naval cadet Corps, various Schools and Parents' Associations, Pets at Home, George Davis Turf, the Rugby U15s and more! Whether you know someone taking part in the race or not, make sure you get down to the river and cheer them on, start time is 12.30pm. The race will end at the Swimming Steps off Olney Sports Fields, so make sure you end up there to watch them finish!

Then the famous duck race will be kicking off at around 1pm, why not sponsor a duck and watch the race while enjoying an ice cream?!

There will be great food available, including Caribbean food, ice cream, cakes and drinks, and activities to keep all the family entertained, including a raffle, stalls, a small fair, alpacas, 'beat the goalie' and music from the Friends of the Caribbean, to name but a few!

The Duck Race is to raise funds for the 1st Olney Scout Group, and the Raft Race is organised by the Olney Group, make sure you're there to experience the event first hand!

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