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

The 15th 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:

  • Plans are under way! Ducks will be racing May 11th on the Manatee River at Caddy's Bradenton!
  • Pace Center for Girls will be racing 30,000+ adorable rubber ducks down the Manatee River for prizes, including a 2 year lease on a Jeep sponsored by Firkins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (or $5,000 cash!), Weekly Dinner for TWO at Anna Maria Oyster Bar for a FULL YEAR (some restrictions apply), an Outfit a Month for a full year from the Teal Turtle Boutique - and more!
  • 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 2024: 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 May? Don't worry, you can still win! Check this site as winners will be posted within 24 hours.

NEW COMMERCIAL COMING SOON - enjoy our specQUACKular commercial from last year for now!
Lucky Ducky Race for Pace

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:

Want to help in 2024? We always need new
Sponsors, Restaurant Partners, Team Leaders, Prize Donors, and Volunteers!
For more information on these opportunities,
contact Christi Haley, Development Director at or via phone at 941.751.4566.

Community Sponsor

Grand Prize Sponsors

Diamond Duck Sponsors

Golden Duck Media Partners

Golden Duck Adoption Partners

Golden Duck Sponsors

Silver Duck Sponsors

Underwriting Sponsors