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Hooray! The Duck Race is Back!
Join us for the 31st Annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race
Sponsored by the Idaho Falls Rotary Club to benefit the Greenbelt Riverwalk projects.
Classic car, motorcyclists, and drag racing enthusiasts, this event’s for you!
The Idaho Falls Rotary Club is kicking the Duck Race off by hosting pre-race activities the evening before the Duck Race.


Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Ducks drop to race at 4 pm.
Festivities planned from 9:30 am - 4 pm along the west side of the greenbelt.


Friday, August 12, 2022 - Pre-Duck Race Event
6 pm - 8 pm, at Idaho Falls Cars and Trucks
Classic Car Cruise - Poker Run - Live Music - Free Dinner

Classic car enthusiasts, Friday’s events are for you! Bring your classic or custom car, truck, or motorcycle and join them for a Classic Car Cruise at 5:30 p.m. The Cruise will start at 6 p.m. from The Waterfront at Snake River Landing, 1220 Event Center Drive. Participants will cruise through downtown as a group and collect poker cards during the poker run. More information about the poker run will be provided upon arrival.
The Cruise and Poker Run will end at Idaho Falls Cars & Trucks, 880 W. Broadway where prizes will be awarded and the public is invited to join in on the fun. Free hamburgers will be provided by Sam's Club, with ice cream provided by Farr Candy. A local favorite – the 40 Somethin’ Band – will entertain guests with classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
The main event – the Great Snake River Greenbelt – takes place on Saturday, Aug. 13 on the west side of the river, from the Broadway Bridge north to the John’s Hole Bridge.
There will be a variety of events for all ages on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including high performance boat racing and semi-pro wake board demonstrations. Other fun activities include a tough person semi pull; car show; hands-on The Home Depot kids’ sailboat building; HK Contractors ping-pong drop; food vendors; and Idaho Falls, Ammon and INL Fire Department equipment displays.
This year’s Grand Prize is a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Limited Sport Willys graciously donated by Idaho Falls Cars & Truck. The 1st Place Prize is 2021 Polaris Sportsman HD 4 wheeler, graciously donated by Idaho Central Credit Union. The Second Place Prize is $3,000 in jewelry donated by Alpine Jewelers. Other prizes include golf passes donated by Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation, $1,000 in gift certificates from Sam’s Club, $1,000 in fuel donated by KJ's Super Stores, ski passes, and more! Participants can win multiple prizes.
The famous duck drop will occur at 4 p.m. on Saturday, just north of The Falls overlook near the Best Western Driftwood Inn. The first ducks to drop over The Falls will be the winners of the 2022 Duck Race! Winners will be announced on the Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race and Idaho Falls Rotary Club Facebook pages, as well as local media outlets.
Over the past 31 years, the Rotary Club has raised more than $6 million through duck adoptions, with matched funds by the City of Idaho Falls. After event expenses, all of the remaining funds go into making improvements along the River Walk/Greenbelt. For the past six years, the funds have gone toward the development of the city’s newest park along the River Walk – Heritage Park.
2021 DUCK RACE WINNERS!

2014 Rubicon Jeep courtesy of Idaho Falls Cars & Trucks - Sue Holmes, Idaho Falls
2021 Polaris 4 Wheeler courtesy of Idaho Central Credit Union - Fay Lloyd, Idaho Falls
Alpine Jewelers $3000 prize - Kim Nickens, Idaho Falls
Golf Passes – All 3 Idaho Falls Golf Courses - Becky Ames, Blackfoot
Sam’s Club - $1000 gift certificate - Amy Lenhart, Chubbuck
Original Gloria Miller Allen Watercolor - Jeanette Anais, Idaho Falls
Dining Package #1 - Jace Crain, Pocatello
Dining Package #2 - Rick Erfurth, Idaho Falls
Eastern Idaho State Fair Prize – 2 tickets to every grandstand event plus food - Dennis Hanson, Idaho Falls
Grand Targhee Resort 2 Ski passes plus overnight lodging - Miciaih Boetker, Idaho Falls
KJ’s Super Store - $1000 gift certificate - Ariel Crew, Idaho Falls
Carey Law - $1000 cash prize - Gary Boetker, Idaho Falls



Prizes

  • Grand Prize!
    Grand Prize!
    This year's Grand Prize:

    2014 Wrangler Limited Sport Willys
    Generously donated by Idaho Falls Cars & Trucks, 880 W. Broadway - 208-529-5500.


  • First Prize
    First Prize
    FIRST PRIZE!

    2021 Polaris Sportsman HD 4 wheeler. Donated by Idaho Central Credit Union.








  • Second Prize
    Second Prize
    Donated by Alpine Jewelers
    $2500 value 14kt diamond earrings in halo design
  • Golf passes
    Golf passes
    Two 2022 Season Golf Passes, donated by the City of Idaho Falls
    $1800 value
     

  • Dining #1

    $1250 Dining Package #1. $250 each from the following fine restaurants: Garcia's, Hilton Garden Inn, Diabala's Kitchen, Firehouse Subs, and Cafe Sabor (taxes and gratuity not included).




  • Dining #2
    $1100 Dining Package #2 from these fine restaurants: Sandpiper, Elevate Bake Shop, Rib & Chop House, and Idaho Falls Downtown Development (downtown dining). (Tax and gratuity not included)



  • State Fair
    State Fair
    Two tickets to every Grandstand Event plus food! $1100 value
    Donated by Eastern Idaho State Fair
  • Gloria Miller Allen painting
    Gloria Miller Allen painting
    Beautiful original watercolor by local artist Gloria Miller Allen, professionally framed
    and matted. Valued at $1000


  • Cash!
    Cash!
    $1000 cash prize! Generously donated by local law firm Carey Law

     

  • KJ's
    KJ's
    $1000 in fuel donated by KJ's Super Stores

     

  • Sams Club
    Sams Club
    $1000 gift certificate from Sam's Club