Ottumwa Duck Races need you to adopt a duck

The Ottumwa Duck Races will be Saturday, September 18th
The Ottumwa Duck Races will be Saturday, September 18th(source: KYOU)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 9:46 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 9:47 AM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Things are about to real quacky in downtown Ottumwa.

The Ottumwa Duck Races are set for Saturday, September 18th from 11 am to 1 pm on South Court Street next to Hotel Ottumwa.

By purchasing a duck, you are not only setting yourself up to win some great prizes, but you’ll be supporting the Ottumwa Boxing Club.

First place wins $2500, second place wins $1,000 and third place gets $500.

The goal is for the community to buy 7,000 ducks, right now just over 1,000 have been purchased.

You can go to to purchase your racing duck.

But there is more fun to found. On Friday, September 17th, Live at Five will be “All Quacked Up!”. It’s a chance to come out and kick off the duck races. You’ll be able to listen to the band Riverfront, you can buy a duck at the event as well.

The Live at Five event starts at 5 pm and goes until 7:30 pm in Central Park.

KYOU is a sponsor of the Ottumwa Duck Races.

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