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Rubber Ducky Races
(Sunday, August 18, 2024)

Frequently Asked Questions

As part of Foster City's 50th birthday in 2021, we paid homage to this popular race from the 1970s and early 1980s.  Due to its popularity, it has now found a home at Summer Days!   We welcome anyone over 5 years of age to participate in this fun family friendly race!  

How to Participate:

You must provide your own inflatable raft/vessel.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Day of registration will be accepted but prices increase. 


Life jackets also must be worn at all times during the race.  

How Many Races will There Be?

There will be three types of races: 

  • Race 1 is designed for families, where one of the members of your team must be 15 years old or younger.

  • Race 2 is the Anything but a Boat Race.    Whether it be an inner tube or a pool float, we encourage you to be creative and turn any inflatable into a water vessel!  You must choose an inflatable that you (and the rest of your team) can safely sit inside or on top of. Kayaks, canoes, rafts, and paddleboards are not allowed during this race. There is no fee to register to compete in this heat. 

  • Race 3 is for adults.  If the children in your family are older than 15, you must register for one of the adult heats. 

  • Registration for the Family and Adult Race is $5 per team/inflatable raft.   Please note the race schedule is subject to change.

What is the Race Schedule?

9am            Check-in Opens
9:30am      Family Race 

10:30am    Anything but a Boat Race

11:30am     Adult Race

12pm           Presentation of Awards

Schedule is subject to change.

Questions? Email recreation@fostercity.org.

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