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. Credit cards not accepted due to Indiana State Law. You must be 18 years old to purchase a duck as the race is considered a gambling event (Indiana Charity Gaming License Number #14471).
Ducks may be purchased at the Duck Race, at the BRVA office, at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market starting in May, or at other BRVA events.
Enjoy the children’s activities!
From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., 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 click here. There will also be snacks available for purchase at the event.
Be a spectator!
The ducks launch from the Monon Trail bridge at 4:30 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. Tickets can also be redeemed for souvenir ducks during the month of June at the BRVA office during office hours.
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! Use #BRDuckRace and @Broad_Ripple.