Ever since I first wrote about rubber duck races, I've been getting emails and/or requests for more events. Well, after some digging, I have found the motherload of rubber duck races for 2020.
With National Rubber Ducky Day on the horizon (Jan. 13), I figured it's a good time to make sure everyone is prepared to enjoy plenty of rubber duck races for the year. Fortunately, if you are one such rubber duck race connoisseur, you're in luck. There is a website, duckrace.com, and as its name implies, it shows a list of many rubber duck races coming to 2020.
It's probably not every event for the year, but more than enough to satisfy whatever desire you may have to watch adorable little rubber ducks race in rivers, lakes, ponds and other bodies of water. The website is sponsored by Game, and claims to have helped raise more than $280 million for nonprofits through these rubber duck races since 1998. Sounds like a pretty good reason to enjoy one of these events.
So far, there are 28 races scheduled throughout 2020—some as early as Feb. 1 and others set for November. Better circle April 25, because seven races in six different states are set for then (and if you live in Kentucky, you get two).
Fortunately, the three February races are all scheduled to take place in Florida, with the state hosting another in March. Then, it's off to the races as rubber ducks take off in Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, California, Virginia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, South Carolina and many other states throughout the year.
Big thanks to all those who kept requesting rubber duck races, and to those who sent me events I overlooked in my previous blog. Hopefully, duckrace.com has us covered for 2020.
Chris Sweeney will never stop writing about rubber ducks. Follow him on Twitter @CSweeneyRPN.