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Rubber duck races benefit AV charities


The eighth annual Antelope Valley Rubber Duck Race at Dry Town Water Park in Palmdale will be held Sept. 14 beginning at 8 p.m., and attendees will have the opportunity to win $1 million.

For every 3,333 ducks in the race, one will be tagged with a million dollar number, and there are typically four million-dollar ducks. If one of the specially tagged ducks crosses the finish line first that  adopter wins the $1 million. Winners need not be present.

Individuals can support the organization of their choice and “adopt” ducks by clicking on the “teams” tab at The cost for an individual to adopt a duck ranges from $5 to $100.

Businesses can also purchase a promotional large-size duck for a donation of $100. These big ducks can be “duckorated” to represent your business at the Big Duck Business Race during the Dry Town event. To purchase big ducks, call the AVC Foundation at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6391.

Duck adoptions do not include entry into the park. The cost to enter is $3 for a “dry” ticket which enables people to view the race only while a $5 “wet” ticket includes access to water park attractions. Quacktivities start at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the event support more than 80 local nonprofits and youth programs, with Antelope Valley College as the main beneficiary.

Dry Town is located at 3850 East Ave. S, Palmdale, and for additional information visit the website a or call  (661) 267-6161.

Maria Lopez | OW High School Intern