|Brainerd Lakes Vacation Land Calendar of Events|
|Duck Races- Canceled for June 22|
|Date||22 June 2012|
|Location||Downtown Pine River Just below the Dam - Watch for the crowd!|
**Please note: Due to the high water level of the Pine River, the June 22 Duck Race has been canceled. The First Official Duck Race of the Season will be June 29.**
Registration starts at 1:45 PM with races beginning at 2:00 PM Friday afternoons June 22 - August 17, 2012.
Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.
The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd! Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.
Need a duck? No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$. Where are they? Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River- Watch for the crowd!
Jointly sponsored each year by