Duck Race tickets are now on sale!

Purchase them online at or at one of the following locations:

  • South Mountain YMCA Welcome Center, 13 Jefferson Ave., Maplewood
  • South Mountain YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center, 10 West Parker Ave., Maplewood
  • Maplewood Stationers, 171 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood
  • Pet Wants, 67 South Orange Ave., South Orange

The Memorial Day Maplewood Duck Race is just weeks away and tickets are now on sale! The Duck Race takes place on Monday, May 29, after the Maplewood Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Town Hall (usually around 11:30 a.m.) Ducks are dumped into the Rahway River for each heat at the Oakview Avenue bridge in Memorial Park.  Get your tickets and cheer your duck to victory and prizes!

Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships help us to support the YMCA's pledge not to turn anyone away due to the inability to pay. We are always impressed and appreciative of the local vendors and business that recognize the value in their contribution. Sponsors include: BCB Bank, Maplewood Rotary Club, Roman Gourmet, The Dickson Group, Mike Summersgill, Maplewood Merchantile, Above Restaurant and many more!