The Greatest Spectacle in Rubber Duck Racing!

It may not be the Indy 500, but it’s just as exciting to see which lucky duck (and human) takes the checkered flag. Join us this year on Saturday, June 1 for the Broad Ripple Duck Race + 5K presented by DAVID Electric and Eight Eleven Group.

This year’s event will also include a 5K and fun run through Broad Ripple Village prior to the event. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite duck gear and take off from the Team Rehabilitation Start Line at 10am! The Avenue Development Finish Line will take racers right to the Duck Race festival – FREE children’s activities set up on the Rainbow Bridge overlooking the Broad Ripple Canal on Guilford Avenue north of Westfield Boulevard for all to enjoy from 10am to 1pm. Make sure you head to the duck sales booth as soon as you get there to get your hands on a couple of the 3,000 rubber ducks that will race down the canal promptly at 12:30. The ducks will enter the water at the Hope Plumbing Start Line where the Monon trail crosses the Central Canal. The ducks then race west down the canal towards the Audiochuck Finish Line located by the pedestrian bridge near College Avenue.

Proceeds support BRVA programs and projects focused on enriching the community, amplifying public spaces, and improving quality of life in Broad Ripple.

WHEN

June 7, 2025

5K 10am
Festival 10am-1pm
Duck Race 12:30pm

WHERE

5K and Fun Run:
Start Line at Guilford/Westfield Corner
Children’s Activities:
Rainbow Bridge on Guilford Avenue
Duck Race:
Starts at Monon Trail Bridge,
ends at College Avenue

BUY DUCKS

Starting in May, ducks can be purchased at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market and various Village events. Follow us on social media to get your ducks before the event!

Ducks may also be purchased at the event from 10am-12:30pm.

Join the fun!

To participate in the Duck Race all you have to do is purchase a duck or paddling of 6 ducks and you are entered in the race. You can purchase ducks at the Duck Race or at various BRVA events in May and June. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The prizes are gift cards from Broad Ripple merchants. First prize is valued at over $500. We will announce the winner by the name and you do not have to be present to win.

Buy your duck and get in the race!

Ducks are only $6 each. Increase your chances of winning by buying a paddling (6 ducks for $30). Ducks may be purchased with cash or debit cards.  New this year, credit cards are now accepted!  You must be 18 years old to purchase a duck as the race is considered a gambling event (Indiana Charity Gaming License Number #14471).

Enjoy the children’s activities!

From 10am to 1pm, families can partake in a variety of FREE activities on the Rainbow Bridge (where Guilford Avenue crosses the Central Canal). Enjoy face painting, art and crafts, carnival games, and much more. For a complete map of activities, please check back closer to the event. There will also be light snacks available for purchase at the event or you can drop into any of our local bars and restaurants.

Be a spectator!

The ducks launch from the Monon Trail bridge at 12:30 and travel west to the Pedestrian Bridge near College Avenue. There is plenty of space to watch the race on either side of the Central Canal between the Monon Trail Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge and College Avenue. The Canal Esplanade is now open on the north bank between College and Guilford and is a popular viewing spot to see the ducks reach the finish line!

Want to know what to expect? Check out this video from the 2018 Duck Race!

Don’t forget to get your souvenir duck!

After the race, visit the duck sales booth and turn in your duck race ticket(s) to receive your souvenir Broad Ripple Duck Race duck. Maximum of 6 ducks per person. More infor on how to redeem your duck here.

Plan your day!

Visit Broad Ripple Village and you will find restaurants, shops, and parking before you arrive. Be sure to post your pictures and updates for your friends can see how much fun your having!

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Keep up to date on the Duck Race!

Follow us on our Broad Ripple Facebook page for all the latest information on the Duck Race!

Disclaimer: The Duck Race is considered a gambling event since contestants are purchasing a chance to win a prize with a cash value. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a duck. Ducks may be purchased with cash or credit card. Approval for this exempt event has been approved by the Indiana Gaming Commission. 

Special Thanks to our 2024 Duck Race + 5K Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Event Sponsors
Supporting Sponsors
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