2011 Silicon Valley Duck Race, Vasona Park (Los Gatos)

           

Wonderful day today at the Vason Park in Los Gatos, where the 4th Annual Silicon Valley Duck Race just took place.

2011 Silicon Valley duck race, Vasona Park, Los Gatos

2011 Silicon Valley duck race, Vasona Park, Los Gatos

The weather seems to have finally caught up with the calendar, and we got a gorgeous bright and warm (even hot) day today.

Beautiful day in Vason Park, Los Gatos

Beautiful day in Vason Park, Los Gatos

The Silicon Valley Duck Race and Festival is basically a fundraising even, targeting $100,000 from donations and – of course – the race :-)

The race is in fact a lottery, where instead of little numbered balls, you get little numbered ducks, but it gets better: the Grand Prize is a whooping $1,000,000 (million!!!) dollars.

Rubber ducks ready to go

Rubber ducks ready to go

From huge bags tied to one of the bridges in the park, thousands of yellow rubber ducks are waiting to jump into the water.

Duck race started!

Duck race started!

The current pushes the ducks down the creek.

They go fast!

They go fast!

The funnel in the receiving area will push the little runners into a pipe, from which the winners will be selected.

At the end line

At the end line

Here comes the winner!!!

$1,000,000 winner duck!!!

$1,000,000 winner duck!!!

So, today, it was all about yellow and ducks in Vasona Park. Btw, do you know what thousands of ducks look like? If you want to see, then check my gallery below :-)

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About Salvatore Ventura

I am a commercial photographer based in Milpitas (CA), serving the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Among the photo services I provide are, contemporary and lifestyle portraits, profile headshots, product photography and digital image editing. I enjoy home cooked italian recipes, spanish flan, mexican tacos, and korean kimchi. And occasionally peanut butter on bananas. Have a project for me? Let me hear about it.