MILLTOWN, NJ - Over two thousand rubber ducks took a swim today after being dropped into the water below the Main Street Bridge for the fifth annual duck race. The rubber duckie race is sponored by The race is sponsored by St. Paul's Church and is a fundraiser for the church's youth group, helping to send the teens on a summer mission trip.

For $5, participants can put one duck in the water and get five rubber duckies in for a swim for $20. Each duck is numbered with racers receiving the identifying number when they register for the race. The first 10 ducks to cross under the railroad bridge are deemed the winners with the owners earning a $100 gift cards. Winners did not have to be present to claim their prize. This year's winning ducks were:

  • 789
  • 666
  • 505
  • 712
  • 1142
  • 212
  • 1074
  • 978
  • 949
  • 197

The owners of the winning ducks will be contacted by telephone in order to claim his or her prize.

If you missed out on this year's duck race, remember to look for the big yellow duck at next year's Fourth of July Parade. Ducks don't get to go home with the winners. They get to make another big splash next summer.