The event will be livestreamed on Facebook so that you can cheer on your ducks as they race!

Loveland, Ohio – You can pick among charities to support and have a chance to win $750 if you enter the The Ducky Derby – Splash and Dash!

Hundreds of running events in the Tri-State have been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. We all miss these events, especially the many charities that are supported through your participation.

The Ducky Derby – Splash and Dash is here to help fill the void!

The Ducky Derby is not like other virtual races, in this event a rubber ducky will be racing in your place and it will be a fully chip timed event! There will be up to 10,000 ducks racing down the Little Miami River.  

The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win cash prizes ($750, $500, $250) 


The fastest duck(s) in each category will be awarded prizes.

Choose your favorite animal (category) to race in your place: 

Panda Duck – Bear Duck – Elephant Duck – Giraffe Duck – Tiger Duck – Leopard Duck – Duck Duck

The Ducky Derby will take place on October 11, at 9 AM

The ducks will be released into The Little Miami River in Loveland to begin the event. They will then race approximately ½ mile down the river. The ducks will go through a check point and a finish line. At the check point and finish line the “owner” of the duck will receive a text message of their current race time.  

The Ducky Derby will be livestreamed on Facebook so that you can cheer on your ducks as they race! 

Please note that this is a live event, but due to health department restrictions, spectators are encouraged to watch only online. All awards and shirts will be mailed to participants following the event.

Together we can support our favorite charities and maybe get a little “DUCKY” in the process!  

To register go to:

When signing up be certain that you choose your favorite charity from the drop down menu.

The Charities

Animal Friends Humane Society

HealthSource of Ohio Foundation

The March of Dimes

Epilepsy Alliance Ohio

Young Life

Oak Hills Youth Athletics

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Loveland Legacy Foundation

Life Food Pantry

The Matt Haverkamp Foundation

Ross Athletic Dept/Miles for Matthew

The HealthCare Connection

Running With Wings

Ohio Innocence Project

Heritage Village Museum and Educational Center

Arthritis Foundation Inc.

USO of Central and Southern Ohio

Their Voice of Greater Cincinnati

The Dragonfly Foundation

Aubrey Rose foundation

Butler/Warren County Toys for Tots

Fayette County Toys for Tots

US Marine Toys for Tots of Clermont/Brown/Adams/Clinton Counties