Leatherhead's beloved annual Duck Race returns for its biggest ever edition this Sunday (June 9).

The Duck Race is organized every year by residents and supported by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).

Like previous editions, this year will take place around the Town Bridge from 1pm.

Commenting on the forthcoming race, MVDC said that the bridge would be closed on Sunday so that spectators could watch the ducks hurtle down the River Mole during the race.

MVDC Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy bade everyone who was entering good racing and urged residents to join in.

"Good luck to all who enter. We really hope as many people as possible can join the summer fun on June 9," Cllr Wellman said.

Meanwhile, as in previous editions of the race, business owners from the area will have stands and stalls around Town Bridge.

The nearby Running Horse Pub for their part will run a barbecue for everyone who attends on the day, adding to the carnival atmosphere.

Organisers said that a total of six races on the river will be held on the day, including the Swan Race which is held to support the Leatherhead Parish Church, plus a pub-themed race that pubs in the area will compete in.

The culmination of the race will be the mass rubber duck race (pictured).

Residents can sponsor a duck or swan for £1 in advance from the Swan Centre in Leatherhead or Dorking Halls, or on the day itself, with prizes to be won for the winners.

For all the information on the Leatherhead Duck Race, including renting stall space for the event and how to sponsor a duck, go to: facebook.com/LeatherheadDuckRace