The Chagrin Valley Chamber is excited to announce our Rubber Ducky Race! What is a Rubber Ducky Race, you ask? A rubber ducky's journey down the river, under the bridge and over the falls to the finish line. If your adoption paper's number matches the number on the bottom of the winning duck... you win!. To participate, adopt a duck or a flock and cheer on your ducks as they sail through the river to the finish line. One lucky duck will win the first place price of $1000.00, second place winner $500.00 and third place an amazing gift basket!! Will you adopt the lucky duck? Duck adoption is open, and ducks are limited so adopt yours today! Drone Ohio will be capturing the event live on their Facebook Page, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Aqua Doc will make sure that no duck is left behind and will be handling everything in the River, because water is their thing!
DUCK ADOPTION: only 1500 ducks available!
Adopt a Single Duck $5.00
Adopt a Quack Pack $25.00 (ONE FREE DUCK totaling 6 ducks)
Adopt a Quacker's Dozen $50.00 (TWO FREE DUCKS totaling 12 ducks)
Adopt a Flock of Ducks $100.00 (FOUR FREE DUCKS totaling 24 ducks)
*your adoption certificate will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours.
RACE Saturday, May 15
Duck Drop at Riverside Park at 9:00 am
Route: The ducks will sail through the river and over the falls to the finish line they go!
DUCK DECORATING CONTEST FOR A CAUSE- $50.00
Purchase a "Show Duck" and decorate it anyway you would like! All decorated ducks will be voted online by the community and prizes will be awarded to the best decorated duck!
A portion of each decorated duck entry fee will go to support Chagrin Valley Fire Department's renovation campaign and Fight with Fischer (supporting Chagrin Falls Police Officer Jason Fischer) Three winning categories: Best Chagrin Valley Chamber Member Duck and Best Community Duck and Best Duckling Duck (children ages 2-12)
Once your duck is decorated, you will email a picture of your duck and it's name to the Chamber and it will be posted online with the ducks name only.
Huge thank you to our Event Partners for helping us get our ducks in a row. Drone Ohio, Aqua Doc and 17 River Grille!
And we couldn't do the event without our Quacktastic Sponsors!! And wait until you see what they each will be doing to celebrate that the ducks are coming!! We'll keep you posted on their fun.
Lyndall Insurance, Hotel Indigo, The Gallman Group, Town & Country Gifts, Mark Nacht Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance, Hungry Bee, Etna Products and Terra Blue Title Agency
To maintain social distance, we encourage you to host your own Rubber Ducky Race watch party from the comfort of your own home on Drone Ohio Facebook page. If you are attending the event, you must wear a mask and maintain social distance.
RACE RULES: The main race begins when approximately 1,500 rubber ducks are dumped into the Chagrin River. The first duck to cross the finish line will win $1000.00, second duck $500.00 and third duck a gift basket.
Each duck is the same exact size, color and weight. Approximately 1,500 rubber ducks participate in the race. The number on your Duck Sponsorship Certificate corresponds with the number on the bottom of the sponsored rubber duck entered into the race. Judges will preside over the event from various land and water locations. The decision of the winning duck is up to the sole discretion of the Aqua Doc staff and is final. A specially created funnel ensures that only one duck at a time crosses the finish line. Winners must be 18 years of age or older and do not need to be present to win. Winners are contacted via email, following the races. Corresponding Duck Sponsorship Certificate may be required as verification before prizes are awarded. Prizes must be picked up within 60 days at the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce. There are no refunds.
DECORATING DUCK RULES: You must decorate the duck provided by the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce. No other decorated duck will be accepted. All decorated duck pictures must be emailed to the Chagrin Valley Chamber by April 23, 2021 to be included in the contest. There are no refunds. Decorated ducks will be posted online and voted for by the public. We ask that you name your duck and that will be the only name that will represent your duck online. One vote per person, per duck. You must decorate the actual duck, additional decoration are permitted to accompany your duck. The Chagrin Valley Chamber reserves the right to disqualify any decorated duck that they find disrespectful or inappropriate. The winning duck is the duck that receives the most online votes. The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce will declare the winning duck in case of a online voted tie. Three winning categories: Best Chagrin Valley Chamber Member Duck and Best Community Duck and Best Duckling Duck (children decorated ages 2-10). Decorating duck contest runs from May 1-15, 2021.The winners will be announced on social media and the winner will be emailed. The decorating duck does not race. It's a "show duck" only.