Augusta Duck Dash

October 21, 2023
Savannah Rapids Park at the Mill House
3300 Evans to Locks Rd, Martinez, GA


$ 0
+ Family Y Metro Family Membership (1 Year)

What is Augusta Duck Dash?

It’s a seriously fun event with a seriously important goal:  save local infants from SIDS and make sure children have a safe place to sleep at night.

A Place to Dream

By supporting the Augusta Duck Dash, on October 21, 2023, you are supporting the Family YMCA’s “A Place to Dream” program. Since 2017, the Family Y of Greater Augusta has provided more than 1,540 beds to children in need.  Through a new partnership with News 12 NBC 26 and Wellstar MCG Health, the Family Y is extending the program to provide pack-n-plays to families in need with infants. Why? Too many local families have trouble affording a safe place for their infant to sleep. In Richmond County alone, News 12 found that 16 babies died from 2021 to 2022 from sleeping on unsafe surfaces. Many times, a crib was not in the home. As a community, we know we can’t prevent every Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) death, but we can prevent a family from being faced with the difficult choice between buying formula, paying their power bill, or purchasing a safe place for their baby to sleep. Help us take care of that lifesaving need for families. 

If you would like to purchase a Pack-n-Play to donate to the YMCA, visit their Amazon registry.

Adopt a Duck Categories

Adopt a duck to participate in the Duck Dash!

The ducks will be released near the head gates of the Augusta Canal and race to the finish line near the pedestrian bridge. The Kids Duck Dash will launch at 11:30am. The Main Event will launch at 12pm.
Ducks Sold

Other Events

Trunk or Treat

Bring your decked out car to participate in our Trunk or Treat. Non-profits and businesses are welcome to participate as well! Don't forget the candy! Sign-up below!

Jeep Contest

Do you think you have the best looking Jeep in town? Participate in our Jeep Contest to find out and have a chance to win our Grand Prize. There's $30 fee for entry. Sign up below!

Costume Contest

We invite all kids to come in their scariest, prettiest, or most heroic costumes. There will be prizes for the Best Costumes. Sign up the day of the event!

Duck Dash Prizes

We have some fantastic prizes courtesy of our event sponsors. Take a look at our prize list below.

Duck Dash Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer for this fun-filled event? Click the button below to sign-up!

Our Sponsors


How to Become a Sponsor

We’d love to have you or your business a sponsor for this life-saving event. Contact [email protected] for prize donations, and [email protected] for in-kind sponsorship opportunities. A list of sponsorship tiers is below.