The Great Milltown Duck Race
1st place: Linda Hinton, duck 115
2nd place: Cindy Lambert, duck 1458
3rd place: Suzan Morgan, duck 415
Last place ($5 back): Dan Nolan
4800 ducks dropped
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!!!
Title Sponsor – $5000
Cat Country 98.7 / News Radio 1620 / ESPN & Talk Radio
Captain - $1000
Dan Stewart, Esq.
Hometown Contractors, INC
Flow Control Plumbing
First Mate - $500
Milton Carpet Center, INC
Swisher Plumbing, LLC
Advance Insurance of NW FL
Helmsman - $100
Stewart Law Firm ($300)
Little Mans Paint & Body
NWFL Insulation & Gutters
Farm Bureau – Greg Cowell
Patterson Automotive, INC
Paradise Screen Printing
B’Dubbs Bar & Grill
Muddy Paws: Grooming by Haylee
West Florida Trophies
Stillworth RV, Boat & Auto
Shawna Carpenter Family
The Liquor Store
Water Works Sprinkler Systems, INC
Truly Spoken Bicycle Company
McCombs Electric & HVAC
Hewes & Company
Don Spencer, Santa Rosa Clerk of the Court
Scratch Ankle Distillery
West Florida Trophies
Edward Jones, Pace - Terry Miller
General Electric ($200)
Eddie English Trailers
Pensacola Bay Brewery
Bill's RV Service
Gulf Coast LED Lighting
Coastal Canvas ($200)
Edward Jones, Pace - Derek Park
Milton Garden Club
915th Forward Surgical Team ($200)/Major Kim Carpenter, Khost Afghanistan
El Paso Mexican Restaurant
Hall's Hardware & Lumber
Jones Fence Company
Emerald Coast Coins
Pace Veterinary Clinic PLLC
Fish the Bite
Southern Site & Utility Design INC
L & L Construction Services, LLC ($200)
Bailey Testing, LLC
Allstate - Spicer & Associates
Charissa H. Cotton, CPA, PA
Sport & Wheat, CPA, PA
Lindsay & Lindsay, PA
Accelerating Futures, LLC
Trolley Stop Ice Cream Shop
Family First Life
J Hawk Group
Robert O Beasley, Esq - Real Estate Attorney
Fusion Fine Wine & Spirits
Ollies Neighborhood Grill, Inc. - Milton
Jennifer Murray, MD
Avalon Custom Woodworking ($300)
LegalSheild - Tiffany Sullivan
Fast Cash ATM Services ($200)
Carson Construction, INC
Tire Depot, LLC
McKeehan Bail Bonds
State Farm - Eric Cabaniss
Blackwater Bay Tours
Amerprise - Rick Paschall
Arrow Embroidery & Screenprinting
MRD Home Improvements LLC
Tiffany Sullivan - Legal Shield Independent Associate
DUCKS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Blackwater Bistro until noon on July 4th
Ducks will be available at Riverfest in 2 locations until 2pm
When is the race?
The Great Milltown Duck Race is held on the 4th of July @ approximately 5:00pm
Where does the race take place?
The race starts at the Hwy. 90 Bridge in downtown Milton on the beautiful Blackwater River. Race can be viewed in its entirety from the shore and boardwalk.
How does it work?
The Racing Ducks are loaded into a front-end loader and dumped in the river from the 90 bridge, once the ducks hit the water, the current helps them make their way into the track that we have set up. The track is in a “V” shape (ropes strung with noodles) that feeds down to a chute.
What does the winner get?
The first racing duck in will net to the proud adopter 1st $1500, 2nd $750 and 3rd $250.
Who are the Blackwater Pyrates?
The Blackwater Pyrates is a community service organization that serves the Bagdad/Milton area the Blackwater River and basins. We do this through river clean up, boater safety and education and maritime historical preservation. We are Pyrates with a purpose!
Where does the $ go?
The $ raised goes to the Blackwater Pyrates to help us in our above missions. It is our only fundraiser that helps us do all the things we do for our community throughout the year.
How many ducks race?
Up to 5000… or, currently between 4,000 and 5,000.
How do you know all of the racing ducks will be in the race?
The Blackwater Pyrates conduct an inventory of the racing ducks annually to make sure all ducks are present and any damaged ducks are replaced.
Do I need to be present to win?
No, just provide your name and phone # and we will contact you if you win.
What is the difference in racing ducks and souvenir/token ducks?
Racing ducks are specifically designed to race in the water. They are all numbered and collected at end of race to be stored for next year’s race. The souvenir/token ducks are smaller and are given to anyone that adopts a racing duck. They are usually adorned as some kind of character.
What about corporate sponsorships?
We have different level sponsorships available.
While you cannot adopt ducks on our website, just send us an email and we can come to you.