The yellow rubber ducks haven’t been on the canal since 2014, but they are making a comeback for another Great Yardley Duck Race.
This race, sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware Canal and will benefit canal improvement efforts. It will be part of Yardley’s Second Saturday activities and be followed by a Music on Main concert.
To get in on the fun, participants can purchase a duck at Yardley General, 14 South Main Street on June 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. or at the Yardley Farmer’s Market in Buttonwood Park on June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each duck costs $5 or 5 for $20.
Watch from the Canal towpath between Letchworth Avenue and Lock 5, Yardley, PA 19067. Easy accesses to the towpath are at Afton Avenue and College Avenue.
Ducks can be given names or decorated with permanent markers. It’s against the rules to use attachments or accessories. All ducks must make their way to the race starting point at the Letchworth Avenue Bridge on June 9. The race is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
On race day ducks, and their owners, must make their way to the towpath between Letchworth Avenue and Lock 5. The ducks will be launched from the Letchworth Avenue Bridge and the finish line is at Lock 5.
After the ducks launch, there is nothing left but to cheer. First, second and third place winners will receive a prize. For those who would like their racer back they can be picked up at the canal bank at Lock 5 when the race is over.