Saturday, Oct. 6: Tübingen’s Duck Race
Stars and Stripes October 3, 2012
Since 1999, Tübingen, Germany, has taken advantage of its location along the Neckar River to hold an unusual race involving rubber ducks. Saturday at 2 p.m., people will chuck thousands of them into the river by the Alleenbrücke. About 45 minutes later, the fleetest of the flock will emerge victorious downstream by the Neckarbrücke. At about 3:15 p.m., the tracking numbers of the lucky winning ducks are announced.
About 400 prizes are up for grabs, including airline tickets, balloon rides and discount vouchers. Top prize is a travel voucher worth 1,000 euros.
Watch or get in on the action by buying a racing duck — or several — for 3 euros each, available on race day. Racers need to get their little yellow friends to the starting line no later than 1 p.m.
Proceeds go to charitable causes, including sponsorship of a school in Nepal. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/9cwh6dc.