Rubber ducks floating down Cascadilla Creek in the 4-H Rubber Duck Race, Ithaca NY
Image by Sandy Repp

Watching the ducks race down Cascadilla Creek!

How to Enter



Duck Chances cost $5 per duck or you may buy chances on a "flock" at 5/$20. You may purchase duck chances until 1 p.m. on race day. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to purchase Duck Chances. Duck orders will be accepted by mail until the close of business on Friday, April 27th.

Your Duck Numbers

Your duck numbers will be posted on the day of the event at the Education Center. Winning duck numbers will be announced and posted at the Education Center the day of the race, and posted soon after that on this website.


By check: To purchase ducks, print out and complete the entry form attach a check payable to "CCETC" with "duck race" in the memo line, and return to Cornell Cooperative Extension / 4-H Office, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850.

By Visa or MasterCard: You may charge your duck order to VISA or MASTERCARD by registering on our PEAKS page or by calling (607) 272-2292, weekdays during business hours or on the morning of the race.


Call (607) 272-2292 and ask for "Duck Central" or email:


Athena Steinkraus
4-H Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 139

Last updated July 26, 2019