This Weekend: The Great Nashville Duck Race

UPDATE [3:22 pm]: It seems all of this rain was a bit too much for our ducks and the race has been canceled. Due to the river being much higher than usual, organizers decided it probably wouldn’t be safe to have folks gathering near the riverfront. The winning ducks will be chosen on 9/22.

We’re feeling a bit like ducks already with the rainy weather this week, but the Great Nashville Duck Race is coming up tomorrow at the downtown riverfront, and we can’t wait to watch 10,000 rubber ducks go racing away down the Cumberland. Now in its second year, the Great Nashville Duck Race is a fundraiser that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, and was also the beneficiary of the most recent Twestival Nashville.

Participants can ‘adopt’ a duck (or multiple ducks) for $5, and the first ducks to cross the finish line will be awarded with some pretty crazy prizes. The grand prize? $10,000.00 cash.

There’s still time to adopt some ducks, so head over to to throw your name in the hat and support a great cause. The fun starts tomorrow at 11am, and the ducks drop at 1pm. We’ll be there cheering on our ducks from Twestival, and we’d love to have Nashvillest readers join us.

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