Duck Races

  • Venue:
    On The Road Again
  • Start:
    October 3, 2015 11:00 am
  • End:
    October 3, 2015 3:00 pm
  • Address:
    901 Southview Blvd
    South St. Paul, MN, 55075
  • Cost:
    This is a free community event. Ducks can be adopted for a fee to compete for prizes.

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See the 2014 video put together by Shawn Vougeot at
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Great Neighbors Duck Races

This event takes place during South Saint Paul’s On the Road Again.  Adopt a “duck,” race against friends, or sponsor the event, and participate among a crowd of 15,000-20,000.  Join Neighbors for a day of fun, duck races, food, and entertainment! All proceeds from the Duck Races will be used locally to support Neighbors, Inc. emergency and supportive programs.

185How the Duck Races Work

People (or organizations, or groups) adopt one or more ducks (cost is $5 a duck). Each duck is entered into a preliminary race, or heat. The top finishers in each heat then go on to race in the finals. The heat winners earn a prize for their adopters, and then the top three finishers in the final race earn huge prizes, as does the last duck to finish the final race, the Lazy Duck.


Adopt a Duck!

Please adopt a duck, they are just $5 and the proceeds will go to a good cause.   Because of gambling laws we cannot sell the duck certificates online, but you can download a certificate and mail it in with payment.  The duck certificate, which includes the rules is available here. DOWNLOAD THE DUCK CERTIFICATE

You Can Win Prizes!

Altogether the prizes are worth $5,000, so it’s no wonder these ducks try so hard to win for their “owners.” Chances to win are 1 in 27 people to  win prizes (based on 2013 numbers, 2014 odds will vary on the number of ducks adopted).  Those are great odds and there is no chance you won’t have fun!

Where Are The Duck Races?

This is held as a part South St. Paul’s On the Road Again.  It is a fun, festive event.  In order to give the feel of the Mississippi River to the streets of South St. Paul we had to create our own river.  Our amazing volunteers designed and built a 50-foot chute and a large duck-shaped holding tank. We fill the holding tank with water, line the ducks up at the top of the chute, open a water gate, and the ducks are carried down our “river” by hundreds of gallons of water and the best wishes of onlookers. The ducks race down the chute, cross the line and come to rest in a “pond.” The water drains out and the ducks are recaptured. Those that don’t finish “in the money” retire for the day; the top finishers are set aside to prepare for the final race of the day.

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