Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race

Yearly in August

The Cause

In 2020, we would have been celebrating the 30th year of the Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was cancelled. We look forward to bringing it back next year! 
Over the years, the Duck Race has become one of the largest festivals (2nd only to Independence Day) in Idaho Falls! The Idaho Falls Rotary Club has been committed to raising money to develop and enhance the River Walk and Greenbelt since 1991. The club’s annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race has generated more than $5.5 million which was donated to the city for parks and Greenbelt/River Walk improvements.. The City of Idaho Falls has received matched federal, state and local grants, as well as donations, to leverage that money.

Greenbelt Projects

  • Over 7 miles of running/biking paths on both sides of river
  • Taylor toll bridge replica (by Key Bank)
  • Running path underpasses beneath the railroad and at Pancheri
  • Trapper statue on B & Memorial
  • Japanese Friendship Garden (Sportsman’s Park) renovation
  • Restrooms on River Walk near Memorial & D
  • Signage along the River Walk and information kiosk on east side of river
  • Allen Jensen overlook at Broadway by bridge
  • Walking paths over river on Highway 20 overpass
  • Movable bridge under Highway 20
  • Development of Ryder Park area
  • Award-winning River Gardens (north of the Pancheri Bridge on the west side of the Riverbank
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