Time to start quacking: prizes have been announced for the 31st annual duck race


IDAHO FALLS — Get your quacks in a row because a popular duck race is just around the corner!

On Wednesday, the Idaho Falls Rotary Club kicked off the 31st anniversary of the Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race by revealing the top prizes at The Waterfront in Snake River Landing.

The prizes arrived in style, escorted on the ground by the Idaho Falls Fire Department with wailing sirens and in the air by two soaring planes.

The grand prize winner will receive a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Limited Sport Willys donated by Idaho Falls Cars & Trucks. The first prize winner will get a 2022 Polaris 4 Wheeler donated by Idaho Central Credit Union. Other prizes include a dining package valued at $1,250, two-season golf passes up to $1,800 value and more.

Festivities start the evening of Friday, Aug. 12 with a classic car cruise, poker run, live music and dinner. All other events and activities, including the duck race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. along the west side of the river walk.  

“It’s a fun event. It’s fun to bring your family down and enjoy it,” said duck race committee spokesman Kevin Call. “My favorite part is we are organized together as a rotary club and you meet all sorts of fun people.”

The rubber ducks are given numbers, which lets participants adopt a duck for a small amount of money. The ducks are dropped into the Snake River for the race.

Ducks are available for adoption at $5 a duck or $25 for a “six-quack.”  All proceeds from the race go toward continued improvements along the Greenbelt/River Walk, including the city’s new Heritage Park.  

To adopt a duck, click here.

Grand prize: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Limited Sport Willys
Second prize
First place winner prize: 2022 Polaris 4 Wheeler
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