2018 Manchester Duck Race Feathers are set to fly again on Good Friday, 30th March 2018, at Brainwave’s Annual Manchester Duck Race, River Irwell, New Bailey M3 5AX. . Duck sales are now open! . Two races, fairground, face painting, children’s activities, celebrities and much more await. Plans are being hatched to make it the biggest and best family day out yet! All proceeds go to support children following a Brainwave Programme.