About The Duck Race

The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to host the 13th annual Columbus Duck Race! The race will take place on Saturday, July 20th at Riverside Crossing Park, just steps away from Dublin’s popular Bridge Park community.

The Columbus Duck Race gives individuals, companies, and organizations near and far the opportunity to join in the fun and make a difference. Duck “racer” entries can be purchased online and at pop up spots throughout the season (May-July). Race day will attract hundreds for a spectacle like no other, as thousands of rubber ducks race to the finish line down a 300ft slip and slide to support pediatric research.  Each rubber duck is assigned a number so you can cheer on your duck friend and have a chance at winning a cash prize! Our top three winners will be plucked from the race and announced by our patient champion. 

Duck race entries are available for purchase in a variety of quantity options. Example: $25 = 3 ducks. A single duck entry is $10.00. Each entry is assigned a number corresponding with the duck(s) prior to the event. Numbers will be provided to the purchaser prior to the day of the event.

2024 Prizes

1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000

Proceeds raised from the Columbus Duck Race benefit pediatric research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Date: Saturday, July 20th

Location: Riverside Crossing Park

6625 Riverside Dr Dublin, OH 43017

Event: 9am - 1pm

Ducks Race @ 12:30pm


Find us out and about this summer at the following Farmer's Markets & stop by to buy ducks!

Dublin, OH

Worthington, OH

Bexley, OH

Clintonville, OH

Powell Street Market

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Duck Race Merchandise 

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