2014 Great Black Hills Duck Race
Sunday, July 27
The Great Black Hills Duck Race is a 25-year tradition in the hills. A fund raising event for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®
, more than 18,000 rubber ducks are dropped into Rapid Creek from the bridge on West Main Street and race to the finish at Memorial Park about a mile and a half away.
To sponsor a duck
Several packages are available:
- Sponsoring a single duck is $5
- Sponsoring a 5 duck package is $25 (includes t-shirt)
- A Very Important Duck package is $150
And, to view your shirt in 3D, glasses are just $1
Call the Foundation office at 755-9192 to purchase a duck or click on the Buy Now link below to purchase a duck or package on our secure site. Based on availability, ducks may be available day of the event.
NOTICE: Online sales for the Duck Race will close at 5 a.m., Saturday, July 26. You may purchase your ducks on Saturday, by calling Duck Race Headquarters at 605-755-9192 until 2 p.m. or you may purchase your ducks on Sunday - Duck Race Day at the West Main McDonalds from 8 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. Thank you! Duck sales based on availability day on the day of the event.
Race Day Activities:
- Watch the flock drop at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 27 at the West Main bridge by McDonalds
- A visit from the region's largest duck at the West Main McDonalds
- Games and fun for children at Memorial Park from 1 p.m. until the race finishes
- Souvenirs, games and more
Todd Pudwill is racing this year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and hosting the CMN logo on the hood of his stock car - #74. Sponsoring a charity through his racing at Black Hills Speedway is a way he and his crew can help out a good cause. Meet Todd in the video above.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® helps area children get the medical care and attention they need. CMN is a program of the Rapid City Regional Hospital that works to fund medical equipment, services and programs for ill and injured children in the area. In-school safety programs, a pediatric emergency transportation fund, and special equipment purchases are just a few of the many ways CMN and you help make medical miracles happen.
2013 Duck Race Prize Winners
One hundred percent of the money raised through special events, such as the Duck Race, goes to children's services at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
2012 Duck Race Prize Winners
Duck Race News:
2012 Rapid City Journal story/photos
2011 Rapid City Journal
2010 Rapid City Journal story
Qualifying for the top prize
2009 Duck record
CMN fund raising