Duck Race, Tube Race, Trophies and over $500 in Prizes
You would have to be crazy to race down a river if you were less than four inches long and weighed only a few ounces or you might find comfort in numbers. Whatever gives them the courage, over a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam this Saturday, July 18th at 1:00 PM sharp.
The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win their “owner” a cash prize of $300. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $150 with the 3rd place better will win $75. That’s some duck grease to take home!
Adopt a Duck Today for Only $5
There’s only one way to win those cash prizes in the Duck Race, You have to buy a ticket. Single Duck tickets are $5 each, a “Quack Pack” of six sells for $25, and you can purchase a “Flock” of fifteen for $50. You do not have to be present to win but you must show your numbered ticket stub to collect your prize.
Tickets can be purchased at Davie Parks and Recreation and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce in Mocksville, in Cooleemee at the Zachary House, Village Auto, Davie Discount Drug, Cooleemee Town Hall and Cooleemee Hardware, and in Woodleaf at Jacobs Western Store. For tickets and more info, call Mike Garner at 336-4078151
Cooleemee at the Zachary House or at Cooleemee Town Hall, at Village Auto, Davie Discount Drugs, at the Chamber of Commerce in Mocksville and in Woodleaf at Jacob’s Western Store. Duck tickets will also be sold until 1 pm at RiverPark but no later.
Duck Race Begins 1:00 PM Sharp
This is the 6th year for the Great Bullhole Duck Race and it will run from 10:30 am to 2 pm at RiverPark, found at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road (just ½ mile from Cooleemee off Hwy 801 & Needmore Road). There will be games, food, and some special kids activities. The Duck Race will begin at 1 pm SHARP.
Tube Race Registration
The 3rd Annual South Yadkin Tube Race will once again run in conjunction with this event and it begins at 10:30 AM at the Cooleemee Junction Wildlife area. First place winner is awarded a unique trophy and a $100 cash prize.
Official Tube Race contestants must fill out a registration form, a liability waiver and have signed a copy of the Official Rules. Regulation tubes and life vests can be rented at the Junction before the race begins ($5 each). To get registered, call (336) 284-6040.