Duck Tagging Wednesday Night for 28th Annual Duck Race

The 28th Annual Duck Race to benefit The Center for Prevention of Abuse is almost here, but there is still work to be done to get thousands of racers ready for next Saturday’s competition.

Volunteers will be tagging all of the ducks with individual numbers Wednesday night from 5:30-8:30pm at Eastside Centre in East Peoria. Each duck’s number will correlate with someone’s name who adopted it for the race. After each duck is tagged, they will all be placed into the back of a City of East Peoria dump truck.  On race day, the ducks will be cast off the back of the dump truck onto a giant slip-n-slide to race down the hill leading to Eastside Centre.

The 28th annual Duck Race is Saturday, August 27. Activities begin at noon and the duck race kicks off at 2pm. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all of the money raised from the sale of the rubber ducks goes directly to fund local services and programs at The Center for Prevention of Abuse. These dollars help fulfill The Center’s mission to help women, men and children live free from violence and abuse.

The winner of this year’s Duck Race will walk away with $5,000. There are many other great prizes to be awarded. Ducks can be purchased by visiting our website They will be on sale through Saturday morning or until all 25,000 ducks are sold.

WHAT: Duck tagging for the 28th Annual Duck Race

WHERE: Eastside Centre in East Peoria on the basketball courts

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30-8:30pm

WHO: Representatives from The Center for Prevention of Abuse will be available for interviews


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