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Great Catamount Rubber Duck Race Set for Saturday Oct. 1

Sept. 22, 2016 CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The inaugural Great Catamount Rubber Duck Race, presented by Blackrock Outdoor Company, will float down Cullowhee Creek Saturday, October 1 prior to Western Carolina football taking on The Citadel. The duck race will get quacking at 2 p.m.

Five hundred ducks will be floating down Cullowhee Creek and those interested in participating have two ways to snag a duck. Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, at 9:00 a.m., 250 rubber ducks will be available at Blackrock Outdoor Company in Sylva located at 570 West Main Street. There will also be 250 distributed at the Western Carolina women’s volleyball match, in the Ramsey Center, Saturday Oct. 1, beginning at 11:45 a.m. prior to the Catamounts taking on Samford at noon.

After picking up your duck, either at Blackrock Outdoor Company or the volleyball match, take your duck to the foot bridge at the Creek Lot on Cullowhee Creek – this bridge is directly across from the Ramsey Center truck tunnel. Participants must drop off their rubber duck between 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm on Saturday, October 1 prior to the rubber ducks being released at 2 pm. General parking is free at the two WCU baseball parking lots with a reminder space is limited. Most other lots near the stadium require a Catamount Club parking pass.

Viewing of the rubber duck race must be limited to the west side of Cullowhee Creek and please ensure your children’s safety at all time.

If your duck is the first to cross the finish line at the Camp Lab Bridge you will receive a Yeti Cooler courtesy of Blackrock Outdoor Company. Second place will win a $25 gift card to Kostas Family Restaurant and third place will receive a $10 gift card to Kostas Family Restaurant.

No purchase is necessary and participants are limited to one rubber duck per entry and must be at least two years old to enter. Once the rubber ducks are turned in for the race they will be returned back to Western Carolina Athletics.

After the last rubber duck floats its way across the finish line make sure to cheer on Catamount football against The Citadel at E.J. Whitmire Stadium. Remember, its family weekend, with kick-off set for 3:30 p.m. For tickets, call 1-800-34-GOWCU or visit

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Blackrock Outdoor Company, and associate sponsors Kostas Family Restaurant and B.H. Graning