The foul weather Monday afternoon wasn't idea, but it was fit for some ducks.
Thousands of small, yellow, rubber ducks raced for first place in the Labor Day Duck Race at World's Fair Park.
The race is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.
People could adopt a duck for a small price. The money helps support more than 5,000 youth and teens in East Tennessee.
The race is an annual tradition, but this is the first year it hasn't been held on the Tennessee River.
"The new venue is great. It's much more viewer friendly. Before they were dropped off the South Knoxville bridge, took some time for the ducks to migrate down to Volunteer Landing. This actually is over in 7-10 minutes," said Russ Watkins, duck race chairman.
"We've been doing the duck race for the last four years since we've moved to Knoxville. It's something the kids really enjoy. The kids get really excited when they see the ducks coming down the water," said Savannah Hendrickson, fan of the duck race.
The winning duck belonged to Thomas Smith of Knoxville.