A very special Wimberley event, the Annual Rubber Duck Race is a fundraiser for Wimberley EMS, held in conjunction with National EMS Week each year. Approximately 2,000 ducks are tossed into the Blanco River and race to the finish line. It's really a sight too good to miss!
How the Race Works
Each duck has a number on the bottom and tickets are sold corresponding to those numbers. The holder of the ticket that matches the number of the first place duck will win $2,000. The second place duck wins $1,000, third place is $500, and fourth place wins $250, a lot of duck chow!
A favorite is the Lame Duck, a little feller plucked from the back of the pack. He's a winner, too, to the tune of $250! In addition to this exciting race, there will be games and activities for the kids.
This is a day of fun for the whole family. Come on out to race a duck, play some games, and help raise funds for Emergency Medical Services for the whole Wimberley community.
Where to Get Your Duck
Ducks are on sale at EMS and most days in front of Brookshire Brothers. All this fun and only 5 bucks a duck! The Wimberley EMS even accepts credit card payments for ducks.
What the EMS Needs
The Wimberley EMS is currently seeking donors to help sponsor the cash prizes for the winning ducks. There is no set amount for a donation. We have had donations as small as $5.00 and as large as $2,000. Any donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated. With the help of individuals and merchants donating the prize money, Wimberley EMS will be able to keep the money that will be made by selling Duck tickets.
As Caroline Baker, WEMS duck wrangler, says when asked about the winners, "You always win when you support Wimberley EMS!"
Wimberley EMS is a non-profit organization, which has been granted 501(C)(3) status through the Internal Revenue Service. With 13 full time paid paramedics, WEMS provides 24-hour ambulance service to the communities of Wimberley, Woodcreek and to the surrounding two hundred and twenty square miles of rural southwest Hays County. At this time we serve a population of approximately 12,000 to 13,000 people.
For more information, call Caroline or Ken at the Wimberley EMS, 512-847-2526 or visit their wesite:
Wimberley EMS Website