The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will race 10,000+ rubber ducks down the Hillsborough River on April 8. The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win cash prizes. The Duck Race will take place at Curtis Hixon Park and include family friendly music, food and activities all leading up to the big race.
The ducks can be adopted by any member of the public for $5. Those interested can learn more on the official Duck Race website. You don’t have to be present at the event to participate either! All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Tampa charitable foundation.
Duck Race is the ultimate spectator sport in Tampa Bay
Tampa Kiwanis Club has been helping children in the local community since 1919. Members of the organization continue to find creative ways to serve the needs of children in the Tampa community. They build ramps for the disabled, hold immunization events, purchase holiday gifts for kids in need, provide scholarships and work with leadership clubs in school at the middle school, high school and college levels.
Kiwanis members also build reading rooms in Boys and Girls Clubs all around Tampa. The organization also provides grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Keeping the river safe during the duck race
Concerned residents will be pleased to know that Kiwanis has partnered with a company that runs these races all around the world. These organizations have taken measures to be sure that these ducks are not a threat to the city’s waterways.
The ducks will be contained in a lane and funneled to the finish line. They will have several boats and volunteers on hand to help make sure all of the ducks are collected and accounted for.
What to read next:
- Tampa named one of the greatest cities in the world
- Tampa fish market makes the best crabs on the planet
- Inside Bouzy, a new champagne bar in Tampa
- Gasparilla Festival of the Arts takes over Julian B Lane Park
- The Best Chicken Wing spots in Tampa, according to our readers