Buy Your Rubber Duck Racers at Kroger for the First Ever Great Scioto Duck Race to Raise Funds for Pediatric Research

August 1, 2012

This Labor Day Weekend, something new is making waves.  The Great Scioto Duck Race, organized by The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will take place on Sunday, September 2 at Genoa Park on the Scioto Mile. Come cheer on thousands of rubber ducks as they are dropped into the Scioto River from the Broad Street bridge and race to the finish line.

Buy your rubber racing duck entry at participating Kroger stores for just $5 each August 1 through August 18.

One lucky duck will win a first prize of a one-year prepaid lease for a BMW 1 Series Convertible courtesy of BMW Financial Services; second prize winner will win FREE groceries for a year from Kroger; and third prize will win FREE car washes for a year from Moo Moo Express Car Wash.

The fun begins at 9 a.m. with a Great Scioto 5K for grown-ups, and a short fun run for kids (duck attire optional). The Great Scioto Duck Race will begin at noon at the Broad Street Bridge. The day will also include some of the finest food trucks in town and family activities that you won’t want to miss. Best of all, 100 percent of the proceeds from of this event benefits pediatric research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

To learn more about the Great Scioto Duck Race or to participate the 5K and Kids Run, go to or contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819.



The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Children’s. The Development Board aides the hospital through several events including the Woody Hayes Celebrity Golf Classic and Kick-Off Party, Rock ‘N Bowl and Slice of Columbus.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at