Record turnout for Broad Ripple Duck race

Two-thousand ducks floated down the canal for Sunday's Broad Ripple Duck race. (WTHR image by Josh Blankenship)

BROAD RIPPLE, Ind. (WTHR) - Two-thousand rubber ducks competed in the Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race Sunday.

This marks the fourth year of the event.

The ducks dove in the Central Canal at the Monon Trail and floated toward the finish at the pedestrian bridge near College Avenue.

Each duck owner paid $5 to enter, raising $10-thousand for programs and projects of the Broad Ripple Village Association.

"We close the street. They put up booths. There's lots of children's activities,” explained Kent Springer of the BRVA. “We've got over 20 different carnival activities the kids can enjoy before actual duck race in the day."

The Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race continues to grow. Last year there were 1200 ducks but they sold out so quickly that they raised the entries to 2000 for this year.

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