South Mountain YMCA

Duck Race

The South Mountain YMCA hosts the Annual Duck Race each Memorial Day! Hundreds of locals gather on the banks of the Rahway River to cheer their ducks onto victory. Six heats and over 600 rubber duck racers compete for terrific prizes and bragging rights. The first 13 ducks to float across the finish line each heat wins! Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships help us to support our pledge not to turn anyone away due to the inability to pay. We are always impressed and appreciative of the local vendors and business that recognize the value in their contribution. 

Purchase duck tickets at the following locations:

South Mountain YMCA Welcome Center, 13 Jefferson Ave.

South Mountain YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center, 10 West Parker Ave.

Maplewood Stationers, 171 Maplewood Ave.

Pet Wants 67 South Orange Ave

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