Gallery: Northwest Colorado Health Rubber Ducky Race |

Gallery: Northwest Colorado Health Rubber Ducky Race

Craig Press Staff Report

Just as dozens of hot air balloons floated along in the air space of Craig Saturday, a different kind of float was taking place closer to the ground.

Hundreds of ducks hit the water as part of Northwest Colorado Health’s Rubber Ducky Race along the Yampa River amid Moffat County Balloon Festival.

Members of Craig Fire/Rescue poured the entries from atop the Ranney Street bridge, and the race was on as the bright yellow birds moved along toward the finish line near Loudy-Simpson Park.

Northwest Colorado Health provided $1,000 in prizes to the top 10 duck finishers as part of the outlet’s annual fundraiser for its hospice program.

Top 10 rubber ducky race winners:

  1.  Martha Martinez
  2. Gayle Martinez
  3. Christine Bolt
  4. Rebekah Greenwood
  5. Linda Bakkar
  6. Ken Rice
  7. Jacqueline Crawford
  8. Barbara Jones
  9. Jim Howe
  10. Christine Trujillo