- This event has passed.
2019 Floyd Chamber Rubber Duck Race
August 24, 2019 : 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come for an admission-free, family-friendly time on the river that immediately follows Floyd’s Little River Cleanup Day, also at On The Water in Floyd.
For more info about the cleanup day, visit www.floydcova.org.
Watch the rubber duck race
Enjoy a $5 grilled hot dog or hamburger meal
Rock to summertime, fun music
Top prize for the winning duck number is $300, 2nd place wins $200 and 3rd place duck is $100
The Duck Drop is at 1:30pm. For $5 a duck (plus a $1 processing fee per ticket for online ticket purchases), you can have a numbered duck assigned to you and be eligible for one of the cash prizes. The more tickets you purchase, the greater your chance to win. Those with duck numbers do not need to be present to win.
Duck number ticket sales also on sale at Chamber/Visitor Center. Chamber board members and staff will also be selling tickets. Online duck number ticket sales end at 6pm, Friday, August 23. Duck tickets will be available onsite from 12pm to 1:15pm on Saturday, August 24th.
The start of the race is the bridge at the intersection of Slusher Store Road and Thunderstruck Lane and the end of the race is just past the intersection of Thunderstruck and Sowers Road. The food and music are also at On The Water. This is a family-friendly event with activities just for kids and other family friendly activities. Kayaks, canoes, SUPs and tubes are available for rental on site. In case of inclement weather that makes river hazardous for the rubber duck race, the event will be postponed.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Please, no dogs or alcohol. You are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. The event site is a freshly mowed grass field.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available at On The Water, located about a half mile to the left as you come to the intersection of Slusher Store Road and Thunderstruck. Dedicated parking on flat land close to the administrative services table, food and music is reserved for those with disabilities.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce at 540-745-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens to all ducks after they cross the finish line?
We have a “No duck left behind” policy. After the ducks pass the finish line, volunteers in kayaks along with waders in the river will retrieve all the ducks crossing the finish line that will be stopped by netting across the river past the finish line. Volunteers will also retrieve any ducks beached along the river banks or snagged by objects in the river. The course is approximately a half mile long. We are committed to being good stewards of the river! Ducks will be saved for use again next year.
Is this a fundraiser?
Yes, proceeds from this event will support the Floyd Visitor Center operated under a partnership between the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce and the Floyd Tourism Office. The Floyd Visitor Center serves both visitors and residents and the mission includes providing support to all Floyd County businesses.