Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hosting Rubber Duck Race During Ragbrai

Charles City, Iowa – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa is ready for the Annual Rubber Duck Race, taking place during RAGBRAI on July 26, 2017. All proceeds raised will support the nationally award-winning one-to-one mentoring program in Floyd County.

Tracey Southall of the Big Brother Big Sister program says more.

As many as 3,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Cedar River at 5:00 pm from the Main Street Bridge in Charles City. Each numbered rubber duck will race approximately a half a mile down the river, going through the Whitewater kayak course, to the finish line by the IC ball fields.

Southall says where you can get ducks.

The owner of the first adopted duck to cross the finish line will win $500. Additional prizes will be awarded to the next consecutive 10 or more finishing ducks. There will also be a prize for the duck that crosses the finish line last.

Prizes include: $500 cash prize, a 10’ Viper Kayak, Iowa Hawkeyes Bean Bag Board game set, 4 pack UNI football tickets, $25 Iowa Wireless gift certificates, The Barber Cave gift certificates, and more.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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