Columbus Duck Race benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital is Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival

August 1, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced the 8th Annual Columbus Duck Race will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at Genoa Park on the Scioto Mile. The annual event will benefit pediatric research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Development Board will again partner with The Columbus Food Truck Festival for this year’s Duck Race. Duck Racers will be available for purchase at the Food Truck Festival beginning Aug. 16 from 5-9 p.m. and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Duck Race booths will be located throughout the festival with a variety of children’s activities and crafts. Ducks are $5 each and there are additional purchase options: Family of Ducks - $25 (6 Racer Ducks); Flock of Ducks - $50 (12 Racer Ducks); Colony of Ducks - $100 (25 Racer Ducks); Gaggle of Ducks - $250 (60 Racer Ducks) and a Brood of Ducks - $500 (130 Racer Ducks.)  Ducks also are available for purchase online now until midnight Thursday, Aug. 15 at

New this year, the rubber ducks will make their way down a 300-foot giant slip ‘n slide in Genoa Park, which is located next to COSI.

One lucky duck will win a first-place prize of a $5,000 cash and the second-place prize winner will win $2,500 cash. The third-place duck winner will win $1,000 cash.

About the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a dynamic group of Columbus area professionals committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Children’s including pediatric research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This volunteer fundraising group is a membership organization affiliated with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Development Board supports the hospital through several fundraising events including the Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic and Pay it Forward Party, Slice of Columbus, Rock ‘N Bowl and Great Columbus Duck Race.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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