Rubber Duck Race


Sep 4, 2014
05:30 PM until 06:15 PM


This year, DHA will conduct its first “Rubber Duck Race” fundraiser—"adopt" a rubber duck and join us in Wilmington's Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park to watch 5,000 individually numbered ducks race down the Christina River!

The ducks will be dropped into the water from the Walnut Street Bridge around 5:45 pm, and will "race" with the current to the finish line at the Market Street Bridge. The first ducks that make their way into a specially made catch-tube will be plucked from the water in succession, and the holders of the corresponding numbers will be awarded prizes! You do not need to be present to win, but we hope you'll join us for a “quacking” good time!

Racing ducks can be adopted for just $5 each, and discount packages are available to anyone who wants to increase their odds of winning by purchasing multiple ducks. Adoptions can be completed on DHA's "E-Quack" website, in person at DHA’s shelter at 701 A Street in Wilmington, at any of DHA’s upcoming community events, or by mail using the order form in our event brochure.

While this event will be very exciting, and give a few lucky people an opportunity to win great prizes, the main purpose is to raise money to support DHA’s mission of helping homeless companion animals in Delaware and a four state area. Each duck sold helps DHA continue to adopt more homeless dogs and cats to people who want to make a furry friend for life, and to provide important low cost services to pet owners in our community, including spay and neuter surgery and vaccination clinics.


$5 a duck


Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Wilmington, DE

Additional Information


(302) 571-8171 x301

Contact email


New Castle County



We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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