2018 TC Optimist Rubber Ducky Race to benefit KIDS!

Traverse City, MI- Great Lakes Children’s Museum and partner TBA Credit Union are selling Rubber Duckies to race in the 31st Annual TC Optimist Boardman River Duck Race- held on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 4 p.m. (Kids Day of National Cherry Festival) at the Union Street Bridge. Come and get your ducks before they’re gone!

Ducks are available for sale at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. and at TBA Credit Union’s downtown location at 630 E. Front Street.

Your adoption donation ($5 for one duck or $25 for a 6 quack of 6 ducks), will be used by the TC Optimist Club in the support of local youth groups in our area. $4 of every $5 goes directly to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum! You do not need to be present to participate or win. Top finishing ducks will win great prizes from Meijer TC and McLain Cycle and Fitness- and the first place duck will win the Grand Prize!

What is the TC Optimist Boardman Duck Race? Every year on the first Thursday of the National Cherry Festival in downtown Traverse City, the Traverse City Optimist Club holds its annual Boardman River Duck Race. The starting point for this race is by the U.S. Post Office off of the Union Street Bridge. Here participants may enter their ducks into the race. The event will be broadcast live on the radio. You can “Tune – In” and Listen to the play by play on Race Day by turning to, – Fox 94.3 – Radio – The Duck Station!

All ducks must be delivered and registered at the bridge by 3:30 pm. Ducks will be dropped from the bridge at 4 pm, and finish at the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce.

Great thanks, recognition, and pride come to those that make this event possible.

More Info on our Facebook page.