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Weather may alter timing, but ducks can race in light rain! However, we are concerned about the safety of our volunteers and may need to race between rain showers.

Who is "Quacky" and what is the Lucky Ducky Race for Pace?

The 13th Annual Lucky Ducky Race for Pace, is exactly what the name implies... a rubber duck derby benefiting Pace Center for Girls! Quacky is our adorable mascot who can be seen all over Manatee County, encouraging everyone she meets to adopt her adorable ducklings.

Here are the basics:

  • Date: June 11, 2022 - in person or livestreamed!
  • Pace Center for Girls will be racing 30,000+ adorable rubber ducks down the Manatee River for prizes
  • YOU can adopt one of those ducklings for only $5! A family of 5 is only $20, or an entire FLOCK of 30 is only $100.
  • Back for 2022: The VID! Want in on the fun? For $350, you'll receive a Corporate Duck with your logo in the VID Race, plus 100 ducks in the Lucky Ducky Race for PACE! Keep those 100 entries for yourself or give them away to customers and friends - your choice.
  • Not planning to be in Florida in June? Don't worry, we still plan to livestream the race due to popular demand! Watch for links as the race date nears.

Be sure to stop by your local Anna Maria Oyster Bar Restaurants, Peach's Restaurants, Sonny's BBQ, Swordfish Grill, and Caddy’s Bradenton starting May 9th to adopt your ducks in person! Online adoptions are already open.

Adopt a duck... Help a GIRL!

What it's all about... Finding the Great in Every Girl!

Of course, everybody loves Quacky and she is working hard to bring fun to Manatee County! However, as the primary fundraiser for Pace Center for Girls, the Lucky Ducky Race for Pace is really about changing the lives of girls in Manatee County. Pace values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

Adopt a Duck... Help a GIRL!

Want to learn more about Pace? Visit our website at
or visit Pace Manatee's Facebook Page:


We are currently seeking:

Team Leaders

For more information on these opportunities, contact Christi Haley at or via phone at 941.751.4566.

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