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CHICAGO (CBS4) – The Windy City held a Rubber Ducky Derby on Thursday.

Over 50,000 yellow duckies splashed into the Chicago River, heading toward a finish line.

People adopt the ducks for $5, with the proceeds going to the Special Olympics in Illinois.

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Rubber ducks are dropped into the Chicago River to start the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Rubber ducks float down the Chicago River during the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Owners of winning ducks are eligible for a variety of prizes, possibly even a new car.

LINK: 2017 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

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