The Broad Ripple Duck Race returns this Sunday!
Free children’s activities will be set up on the Rainbow Bridge (overlooking the Broad Ripple Canal on Guilford Avenue north of Westfield Boulevard) to enjoy from 3:00 to 5:00pm. DJ Helicon will provide a musical soundtrack to our day, while Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria and Nicey Treat offer pizza and popsicles for sale.
Promptly at 4:30, three thousand rubber ducks will enter the water at the Hope Plumbing Start Line from the red Monon Bridge (where the Monon trail crosses the Central Canal). Mayor Joe Hogsett will assist with the launching of the ducks! The ducks race west down the canal towards the Broad Ripple Realty Finish Line located by the blue pedestrian bridge near College Avenue. The Canal Esplanade between Guilford and College Avenues affords plenty of viewing space of the race. The event is rain or shine, but let’s hope for the shine.
Buy Your Ducks!
Duck sales open at 3:00 at the event. Look for the Duck Sales Booth in the parking lot behind the Runners Forum next to the Rainbow Bridge! Ducks are $6 each or six for $30. Cash or debit cards only.
After the race, contestants may pick up their rubber ducks at the Duck Sales Booth as a souvenir.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers. All prizes are gift cards from Broad Ripple merchants. The first place prize is valued at over $500! Gift card donors for the prize packages include: Artifacts, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (brics), The Bungalow, Cholita, Delicia, Indianapolis Arts Center, Indy CD & Vinyl, Just Pop In!, Lola Blu Boutique, Marigold, Monon Toys & Crafts, Ripple Bagel Deli, Rise & Roll, Shalimar, SolidCore, and Three Dog Bakery.
THANK YOU to our sponsors! Without their support, we could not bring you this great family event! Our Title Sponsor of the event is David Electric. Our Start Line Sponsor is Hope Plumbing and our Finish Line Sponsor is Broad Ripple Realty. Our Presenting Sponsors include Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station (brics), Broad Ripple Magazine, Fire by the Monon, Flatwater Restaurant, Indy CD & Vinyl, Keystone, The Lavengood Team at Plat Collective, River House, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Tinder Lock & Security Solutions. Our Supporting Sponsors are C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management, DJ Helicon, Ironclad, Kathy Andry-FC Tucker, and Elizabeth Marshall at State Farm.
The Duck Race is an event of the BRVA. All proceeds from the Broad Ripple Duck Race support the programs and projects of the BRVA, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on enriching the community, attracting investment, amplifying public spaces, and improving the quality of life in Broad Ripple.