4-H Duck Race & Color Splash Run

Sunday, April 27, 2014- Ithacans will gather to watch 3400 bright yellow rubber ducks tumble over the falls at  Cascadilla Gorge Trail then bob down the creek in a frantic and fabulous race to the 4-H Education Center on Willow Avenue.

Color Splash Run- Registration and run will begin a Stewart Park.  The Color Splash Run (~5K & 3K) takes place on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail starting at the Stewart Park Pavilion, turnaround at the entrance to the Farmer's Market and finishing at the Stewart Park Pavilion.  The Fun Run kicks off the festivities and attracts hundreds runners and walkers of all ages and abilities Race results and prizes will be presented at Cooperative Extension.  Again this year-we will be adding a color splash component with spots along the route where participants will be splashed with non-toxic colored corn starch.
Games and refreshments are available throughout the day at the Education Center, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY.


Each Spring, 4-H members and volunteers team up to put on this fun, family-friendly event that raises as much as $12,000 for 4-H programs in Tompkins County.  Individuals take "Chances" on numbered rubber ducks in the race, at $5/duck or $20/a flock of 5 ducks. See "How To Enter".


A $500 Cash "Nest Egg" goes to the first duck across the finish line.  50 more Runner-Up prizes will be awarded to winning ducks.  See our "Sponsors" and the complete list of prizes.

You need not be present to win, but why miss the fun?!!  All proceeds benefit 4-H Youth Programs in Tompkins County.

Last Updated: April 27, 2014

Last updated: April 27th 2014 - 5:49pm