This is how it works. You put your name down for a numbered duck (£2, funds to charity). All the ducks are put in a big bin. All the ducks into Pittendriech burn. Children will be given bamboo poles to poke and prod the ducks along when they get stuck. All the ducks have numbers on them. The top 6 ducks at the finish line 150yds along will get prizes.
You don't have to actually be there to win! Just sign up on the duck sheet. Ducks can also be bought half an hour before the start.
Feel free to just turn up and watch the race. Normally there are 50-200 people on the day.
This is the exact location on the map where you will find the info tent and the ducks are released. The bridge at the lowest point of Cockpen road: