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Rubber Ducky Race in Foster City

  • Presented By: City of Foster City
  • Dates: September 25, 2021
  • Location: Leo Ryan Park
  • Address:
    650 Shell Blvd
    Foster City, CA 94404

After a 30-year hiatus, the Rubber Ducky Race is returning to Foster City as part of the community's ongoing 50th Anniversary celebration. Come to the Foster City Lagoon for a day of honoring Foster City's rich past and celebrating its bright future.

The day will start with a breakfast offered by community organizations, followed by the Rubber Ducky Race – with a modern twist. Community members who bring their own inflatable vessel, such as a raft or innertube, are eligible to compete in race the lagoon along the boardwalk. There will be four heats – two for adults and two for families with at least one person younger than 12. The cost to compete is $10 per boat for Foster City residents and $20 per boat for non-residents.

Shortly after the Rubber Ducky Race will be the Quack Collection, where registrants will race around the lagoon to collect commemorative rubber duckies to keep from the designated collection stations.

The fun continues later in the day with an outrigger demonstration and boat parade, featuring current and past members of the City Council, as well as other dignitaries and community leaders. The event will be capped off with a concert from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Amphitheatre in Leo J. Ryan Park. Throughout the day there will be food trucks, vendors, and games for the whole family to enjoy.

Visit the website to register for the race and for more information on the day's activities.