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Q: What is the Great Brevard Duck Race?

A: An estimated 12,000 yellow rubber ducks decked out with ultra-cool sunglasses will be racing their way in the Indian River on March 30th, at 3:30 p.m., for the 21st Annual Great Brevard Duck Race at Lee Wenner Park in Cocoa, Florida. Ducks will race to the finish line to win GREAT prizes for their 'adopters.'

Q: What am I Supporting with my Donation?

A: The Great Brevard Duck Race is a major fundraiser for Crosswinds Youth Services, a not-for-profit organization that has been serving vulnerable young people and their families in Brevard County for nearly 45 years. Young people throughout Brevard County have turned to Crosswinds for life changing and even lifesaving help. Your help is needed now more than ever to help children, youth and families in crisis.

Please adopt your ducks today! All funds raised will benefit Crosswinds Youth Services Robert E. Lehton Children's Shelter. Need not be present to win. For further information about Crosswinds go to


What about Watching the Race?

A: The event is free and family and pet friendly to watch, and open to the public. So come on down and watch your duck win the race! However, you don't have to be present to win.

Q: What are the prizes?

A: Here are the 2019 GBDR Quacktacular Prizes.


Drive in style in a 2019 Honda Fit. It’s small in size and big in Attitude. Free 2 year lease. Courtesy of Space Coast Honda!


Your magical Disney Cruise Line vacation is a Four- Night Bahamian Cruise departing from Port Canaveral, FL aboard the Disney Dream®!

Your package, which is for two (2) people, includes the following:

· One (1) Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah maximum occupancy two (2) Guests

· All meals on board the ship (excluding Palo and Remy fine dining)

· Taxes, fees and port expenses (as defined on the Disney Cruise Line website)

· Dining room service team & stateroom host/hostess gratuities


Relax in a Stressless Leather Chair and Ottoman by Ekornes. Plus, a $500 gift card, good for any purchase. Courtesy of Indian River Furniture!


Experience the ultimate in cooking with the Large Big Green Egg, Nest and accessories. Along with three sets of cooking classes for two at Wassi’s Big Green Egg Learning Center, admission for two to the Sunshine State Egg Fest and two t-shirts.Courtesy of Wassi's Meat Market!


Lovely Tahitian Pearl Necklace Set. Tahitian Pearls set in sterling silver with CZ setting. Set includes necklace and matching earrings.Courtesy of Bobbi's at Parkside!


Four (4) Two-Park One-Day Tickets (including block out dates) to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort!


Relax at the beach with a two-night stay for two, at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront! Courtesy of Cocoa Beach Oceanfront!


Obsession Charters Deep Sea Fishing from Port Canaveral – Enjoy a full-day fishing trip for two adults aboard the Ocean Obsession Fishing Boat.

All Inclusive: Bait, Tackle, Fishing License, Breakfast, Lunch, Unlimited Tea and Soft Drinks. Courtesy of Ocean Obsession!


Obsession Charters Deep Sea Fishing from Port Canaveral – Enjoy a fun evening of shark fishing for two adults aboard the Ocean Obsession Fishing Boat. Courtesy of Ocean Obsession!