The Great Rubber Duck Race 2023

United Way of Central West Virginia Thanks Sponsors of the

 2023 Great Rubber Duck Race


The United Way of Central West Virginia, acknowledges and thanks to our supporting sponsors for the Great Rubber Duck Race.

West Virginia American Water
Charleston Sternwheel Regatta
C. J. Hughes Construction Company
Dutch Miller Auto of Charleston
United Bank
ZMM Architects & Engineers
Express Employment Professionals
Capital City Pediatrics
ServPro of North Kanawha and Teays Valley
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Central

The Great Rubber Duck Race will take place on Sunday, July 2 – 5,000 rubber ducks will be dropped from the South Side Bridge at 12 noon, as part of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta at the levee in downtown Charleston, WV.  The first ten duck winners will receive prizes and the last place duck winner will receive a flock of 25 ducks in next year’s Great Rubber Duck Race. 

"United Way of Central West Virginia is honored to partner with West Virginia American Water for the third year of the Great Rubber Duck Race, and we are so happy to be reunited with the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta" said Margaret Ann O'Neal, president of the United Way of Central West Virginia.  "The proceeds from this event will play a crucial role in supporting health, education, financial stability, and safety net programs that are essential to our communities.  We owe a great debt of gratitude to community partners like West Virginia American Water for their tremendous support in continuing this vital work."

We would also like to thank our in kind sponsors – Calvin Broyles Jewelers, Dirty Birds Baseball, Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston, Capitol Market, City of Charleston, V100 Radio, HD Media, Mountaineer Media, WOWK-TV 13, The Great Kanawha River Navy, and all of our countless volunteers who help make this event so successful.

All 5,000 ducks have been sold, for any other questions, please call us at (304) 340-3500.