A recent rehearsal for the Great Duck Race

A recent rehearsal for the Great Duck Race

Nice weather we’re having — for ducks.

Well, you’re finally in luck.  Tomorrow a duck could win you 5000 bucks.

The Great Duck Race is a (sort of) new event.  It replaces The Great Race, in which homemade boats goofily made their way down the Saugatuck River.  The Great Race sunk a decade ago.

Tomorrow, up to 2500 rubber ducks will float — er, “race” — from Gorham Island to the Post Road bridge.  Tickets cost $20 per duck; the 1st 10 ducks earn their owners $500 to $5000 Visa gift cards.

The main event will be preceded by a preliminary race for corporate sponsors.  Family activities begin at 11 a.m., with children’s arts and crafts, games, music, food and drink.

The Great Duck Race is sponsored by Westport Sunrise Rotary.  Proceeds aid several non-profit initiatives, including Help End Polio.

(For more information, including how to buy a duck, click here.)

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