The Great Milltown Duck Race
2020 Great Mill-town Duck Race Sponsors
First Mate - $500
Edward Jones - Derek R. Park, AAMS
Helmsman Level - $100
Blackwater Bay Tours ($200)
Axiem International ($200)
Outpost Rentals – Kirk E. Abrams
Hewes & Company LLC
I ❤︎ Milton
Farm Bureau - Greg Cowell
Pensacola Bay Brewery
El Paso Mexican Restaurant
Return to Health - Dr. Snellgrove
The Oval Office
Angels Care Home Health
Coastal Canvas of Pensacola, Inc.
Farm Bureau - John Johnson
Allstate - Darren Spicer
Glow Boutique Salon
The Liquor Store
Pace Veterinary Clinic
Waterworks Sprinkler System, Inc.
Life is Good II
Robert O. Beasley, PA
Fusion Fine Wine and Spirits
Water Works Sprinkler Systems
McKeehan Bail Bonds
Matt McKeehan Bail Bonds, Inc.
Young Living Independent Consultant-
C.M. Smith Mobile Notary Services
Bypass Radiator Gulf Coast LED Lighting
Advance Insurance of NWFL
Ducks can be adopted at:
8450 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32534
5147 Elmira St, Milton, FL 32570
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
4315 Avalon Blvd
Milton, FL 32583
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.