Ready, set, duck! Annual rubber duck race returns to Westlake on Aug. 25

Photo by Lysa Stanton

The Westlake Historical Society's annual Great Rubber Duck Race is a fun fundraising event that will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., at the Westlake Recreation Center pond. Funds raised will benefit Clague House Museum upkeep, children’s programs and special projects.

You can join the race and adopt your ducks – $5 for a single duck, $25 for a “Six Quack,” and $49 for a “Quacker Pack” with 12 ducks! For each duck you sponsor, you will receive an adoption certificate with a number that corresponds to a duck in the race. When the rubber ducks are released into the Westlake Recreation Center pond, the first duck to cross the finish line wins!

The more ducks you adopt, the greater your chance at winning a cash prize! There is no limit to the number of ducks you can adopt.

Duck adoption certificates are available from historical society members, and when the Clague House is open. You can also order your ducks online at or by calling 216-848-0680.

A large silent auction will also take place with items that include an evening stay at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland Monsters tickets, and so much more.

Refreshments, a pie contest, and a local celebrity duck race are also planned. This event is family friendly, and we encourage everyone to come cheer on the ducks! Those wishing to enter the Pie Contest, please have your pies at the Recreation Center by 2 p.m. There will also be a children's duck pond game with prizes.

For more information contact Lysa Stanton, Society President, at 440-808-1961 or

Lysa Stanton

Lysa Stanton is a retired special education teacher and the President of the Westlake Historical Society. She lives in Westlake with her wonderful husband, Dave and her awesome pets.

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