Achilles International-Connecticut

Our Mission

The mission of Achilles International-Connecticut is to transform the lives of people with disabilities through athletics and social connection. Achilles pairs athletes with disabilities and medical conditions from across the state with runners without disabilities in order to become active, set goals, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Achilles has two athletes who live in Naugatuck- Mike Tubiak and David Alejandro-as well as volunteers from Naugatuck and the Greater Waterbury region who run with them. Mike and David are both Boston Marathon qualifiers and past participants. David Alejandro will be running Boston again this October 2021.

Help Support Achilles International-Connecticut by entering the Duck Race for a chance to win $5,000 cash!

$5 per duck race entry

50% of funds go back to Achilles International-Connecticut .


Achilles International-Connecticut

$5 per duck race entry

50% of funds go back to the nonprofit


What Can Your Duck Win?

Top Prize - $5,000 plus 19 other great prizes

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Click to Enter

What Is Duck Day?

Created in 2006 by the Naugatuck Chamber, the Duck Race features the release of over 20,000 rubber ducks from the Whittemore Bridge to race down the Naugatuck River. Each duck is vying to be among the first 20 to cross the finish line to win prizes, including the first prize of $5,000 for one lucky ticket purchaser. 
During the annual Duck Race & Festival, Maple and Water Streets in downtown Naugatuck are filled with food and craft vendors, live music, games, activities for children, and much more. Businesses also will exhibit their products and services to the more than 5,000 people who attend each year. Over the past 17 years, more than 375 organizations have received over $452,438 by participating in the Duck Race fundraising activities.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, May 19, 2023 by 12:00 PM to be entered to win. Chamber employees are not eligible to win. Chances in winning depends on number of entries. All entries must be over 16 years of age.