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The Rubber Duckies are Back! 

Thousands of people will line the banks of the Ol’ Bull River on Saturday, October 4th to watch the rubber ducks race down the river. Will you be the winner? 

Race your Duck for three great Causes
Pick to race your duck(s) for one or all four of these great community partners:

100% of the PROCEEDS from your duck purchase go to the community partner you select. Individual and Corporate ducks can be purchased directly from each community partner (look for the link below).

The Great American Tobacco Duck Race has generated over $175,000 for area community partners.

There will be prizes for winners of the Duck Race, at both the individual and corporate level. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. There will also be prizes awarded for the “Best Decorated Duck”. You don’t have to be present to win.

Prizes include:

  • Duke, UNC, NC State, and NCCU Men's Basketball tickets
  • Carolina Panthers tickets
  • Durham Bulls Suite during a baseball game for 30 people
  • RBC Suite during a Carolina Hurricanes game for 15 people
  • Amercian Tobacco Restaurants Gift Certificates
  • DPAC event tickets and MORE!

 Click here for Contest Rules. (PDF Format)

Duck Decorating Contest
Come out early and decorate your "Race Duck" and enter it into the Duck Decorating Contest! There will be prizes awarded for first, second and third place.

A panel of judges will choose their favorite duck and the audience will determine who the overall top three are based on applause. 

A Duck Decorating area, sponsored by the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, filled with FREE art supplies, will be available for the public to decorate ducks.

Everyone who wants to enter the contest must place their decorated duck in the Duck Pool no later than 2:45pm at  American Tobacco. Click here for Contest Rules. (PDF Format)

How to Buy Ducks
Individuals and companies can purchase one duck or as many as you like.

  • People Ducks $10 each
  • Buy two People Ducks for $20 and get one FREE
  • Corporate Ducks $250 each

Online purchases will include a processing and credit cards fee. Sales confirmation must be shown in order to claim ducks and wrist bands at participating community partners or at the event.

Everyone who wants to enter the DUCK RACE must place their duck(s) in the DUCK GATOR no later than 3:15pm. 

Ducks will be simultaneously released to race down the Ol” Bull River at or around 3:30pm on October 4th at American Tobacco!




Durham+Literacty+Center+Duck+Race PURCHASE DUCKS
Durham Public Schools  PURCHASE DUCKS
Museum of Durham History PURCHASE DUCKS
Museum of Life + Science  PURCHASE DUCKS


Click here for the 2014 OFFICIAL RULES







OCTOBER 4, 2014  |  American Tobacco - Durham  |  11 AM - 4 PM