36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 08, 2024
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Join Schreiber for our marquee fundraising campaign – 36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival. 

From sponsorship to duckie adoptions and festival fun, this unique fundraising campaign has become synonymous with Schreiber. New this year – a one-mile duckie dash, duckie relay and 100M duckling dash will be capped off by our festival now held at the Schreiber Center.

  • The Duckie Dash and Duckling Dash are both open to people of all abilities. Both racecourses are accessible to people of all ages who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs and walkers, as well as those who are able-bodied.

    The Duckie Dash is a one-mile race open to persons age 13+. Anyone registered by 8/1/24 will pay $25 to race and receive a commemorative race t-shirt.  T-shirts for the race will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for participants who register after the deadline. After early bird registration the price to register will be $30.

    A four-person Duckie Dash relay team is another fun option. Each team member completes a quarter mile while wearing a duckie floatie. Early bird registration for the Duckie Dash relay is $45 (for the entire team), or $50 after August 1st.

    The Duckling Dash is a 100-meter race open to kids ages 2-5 and 6-12. Early bird registration for the Duckling Dash is $15 per kiddo, and $20 after August 1st.

    Register to race in our one mile Duckie Dash before August 1 to receive a commemorative race t-shirt, 10 free festival game tickets, and a single duckie which automatically enters you for a chance to win prizes including our $2,500 grand prize giveaway!

    Race Registration is now Open!

  • Whether you adopt rubber duckies of your own, or sign-up to be a duckie seller you will be supporting our mission and helping #SchreiberKids reach their fullest potential.

    • Single Duck – $5
      • Help pay for craft supplies and games for therapy sessions at Schreiber
    • Quack Pack (6) – $25
      • Help support the work of our S.T.A.R.S. Preschool and Circle of Friends Academy Teachers & Staff
    • Flock of Ducks (24) – $100
      • Help support the work of our Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Behavioral Health Therapists
    • Diamond Duck Pack (240) – $1,000
      • Help cover the cost of summer camp for one week for three campers.

    Adopting duckies automatically enters you for our grand prize giveaway. Winners will be announced the Monday after the 36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival.

    *You do not need to be present at the festival to win the giveaway prize.

    Becoming a duckie seller automatically enters you for a chance to win our top duckie seller’s prize! We welcome individuals, families, companies, and other groups to sign up as duckie sellers and compete to win big!

    Sign up to become a duckie seller today!

  • Date: Sunday, September 8, 2024
    Time: 2PM – 5PM

    Schedule of Events:

    • 1:30PM – Registration for Duckie Dash Opens & festival begins
    • 2:30PM – Duckling Dash – Kids 100M Fun Run
    • 3:00PM – Duckie Dash – Individual
    • 3:30PM – Duckie Dash – Relay Race
    • 4:00PM – Announce Race Winners
    • 5:00PM – Event Concludes

    Pre-order your unlimited game play wristbands for only $25 and enjoy 3 hours of non-stop fun! You can also purchase a wristband on the day of the event for $35. One wristband per person. As a special treat, race registrants will receive 10 free game tickets. *No refunds on wristbands or game tickets.

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  • Race Registration is now Opens
    Early Bird Registration Ends: August 1
    Race & Festival Date: September 8

    Race Day Schedule:

    • 1:30PM – Registration for Duckie Dash Opens & festival begins
    • 2:30PM – Duckling Dash – Kids 100M Fun Run
    • 3:00PM – Duckie Dash – Individual
    • 3:30PM – Duckie Dash – Relay Race
    • 4:00PM – Announce Race Winners
    • 5:00PM – Event Concludes
  • First place prizes will be given to the top individual Duckie Dash runners in each age group.

    • 13-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60+

    Each member of the top Duckie Dash relay team will receive a prize.

    Each Duckling Dash participant will receive a commemorative race medal and the top runner in each age group will receive a first-place prize.

    Giveaway winners will be announced online the Monday following the Duckie Race & Festival. Duckie dash racers will automatically be entered in our grand prize giveaway. For more chances to win our grand prize giveaway you can also adopt duckies! Each adopted duckie enters you for a chance to win big!

    The group or individual who sells the most duckies will win our top seller’s prize.

  • From passing out race packets, selling game tickets or staffing a game, craft, or giveaway table, or handing out prizes to our race winners, we have volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups interested in supporting this event.

    Register to volunteer at the 36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival by signing up through Civic Champs today. https://volunteer.civicchamps.com/sign-up

    1. When is this year’s event?
      Our Rubber Duckie Race & Festival will be held on Sunday, September 8 from 2PM until 5PM
    2. Where is the Rubber Duckie Race & Festival taking place this year?
      This year’s event will be held at The Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development, 625 Community Way, Lancaster PA 17603.
    3. Where will the rubber duckies race?
      No rubber duckies will be racing this year. This year it’s YOUR turn to race! There will be a 1 mile Duckie Dash race for people of all abilities ages 13+ as well as a relay option, and a 100 meter Duckling Dash race for kids of all abilities ages 2-12.
    4. How can I sign up to race in the Duckie or Duckling Dash?
      Race registration is now open. Register here today!
    5. When does early bird race registration close?
      August 1st is the last day of early bird registration.
    6. What activities will take place at the Festival?
      Free to attend, our festival will feature a craft tent, DJ, pony rides, and food trucks. Carnival games will also be available for play with the purchase of an unlimited play wristband, or game tickets.
    7. Is this event rain or shine?
      Yes. Our 36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival will be held whether rain or shine. We will have all our games under a large tent which will offer protection both from sun and rain. Because this event is rain or shine, we will not offer refunds if you choose not to attend due to weather.
    8. When do Duckie sales launch?
      Duckie sales are officially open. Adopt your duckie today!
    9. How may I adopt a duck?
      Rubber duckies can be purchased online or in person through one of our various duckie sellers. Schreiber families are also welcome to adopt duckies at the reception desk upon check-in or check-out.
    10. How can I become a duckie seller?
      Sign up here to become a duckie seller today!
    11. How can my business become an event sponsor?
      Scroll down to see our sponsorship levels and to sign up to become a Rubber Duckie Race & Festival event sponsor today!
  • Thank you to all our 2024 Sponsors for your commitment to our mission and your support in putting together this marquee Schreiber fundraising event. This year’s fundraising goal is higher than ever before, and we are confident that because of your support and the support of our community we will be able to reach our goal and continue making a difference in the lives of thousands of central PA kids in need. Thank you for your generosity and partnership!

  • Please see our race rules and regulations PDF here. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Kristen Masengarb at 717-393-0425, ext. 105.


Become a Sponsor for the 36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival

Want to contribute to Schreiber without buying any Duckies? Click on this button to make a donation to support Schreiber’s therapy services.

We hope to see you at our 36th Annual Rubber Duckie Race and Festival where we are exited to be adding a selfie booth from DigiBooths. No matter where your event is you can get a photo booth from DigiBooths your number one source for photo booths. You can find more out about them and other services at DigiGroup Entertainment who is also the home to Pittsburgh Digital DJs!