Buy a duck proceeds benefit the Ninilchik emergency services. Race will be directly after the awards ceremony.

Save the Date June 16th 2018

The 4th annual Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce Clam Scramble will be June 16th 2018. We are excited and already starting to plan this event. We will update information starting around the first of the year.


We are super excited to announce that the 4th  annual Ninilchik Clam Scramble is scheduled for June 16th 2018. We also have some new fun events going on in conjunction with the Race for the folks turning out to support you racers. Ninilchik Library will be hosting a “Story Track” so bring the kids to Ninilchik beach and watch the race while exploring a story. We are also rocking Ninilchik on race morning with a “Rock Art” competition; build a rock sculpture, paint a rock, create a Rock of Art. And don’t forget to buy your rubber ducks for the race to be held right after the Scramble.

REGISTRATION is open online at Clam Scramble Registration [click the link]. Please register online if possible. We will only be registering non-paid runner/participants from (8:45-9:45am). Paid runners/participants may pick up their bibs from 9:45 to 10:45. The race starts on the Deep Creek State campground beach on Wayside Dr. at 11:00 am, sharp.

THE COURSE starts on the sandy beachside of Deep Creek campground and quickly plunges you (knee high) into chilly waters where Deep Creek meets the sea. Run the rocky shoreline of Cook Inlet to meet obstacles like the Ring-Around-the-Rocks, the Mud-Crawl and more. Then, head again into the frigid water at Ninilchik River, run around the Ninilchik Harbor and back through Ninilchik Village. Lastly, you’ll climb that pesky little “Staircase to Glory” to the finish line at Ninilchik View State Park Campground. Run, walk or crawl, all ages and levels of competition will find it challenging, rewarding and packed full of fun!

We are limiting this year’s race to 300 runner/participants. So, register early online to guarantee your spot. All runner/participants will receive a Clam Scramble shirt FREE, along with a bag of fun swag and great information about our local Razor Clam issue & other local natural resource literature.

Prizes will be awarded to top three finishing ladies & gents in 6 age classes;

youth-under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-55, senior 56 plus.

Prizes total over $1,000.

DUCK RACE: Buy a duck and a chance at winning a cash prize for the first three to cross the finish line!  Purchase your ducky online with registration, at the EMS’s Memorial Weekend Pancake Breakfast or at one of our participating businesses: The Inlet View, the Peddler, Twin Rivers Liquor and the Health & Wellness Club.

The last three years have brought so much fun and friendly competition. Join friends, family & the community of Ninilchik in celebrating local natural resource awareness, health and happiness! The day’s combined events raise funds for Ninilchik Emergency Services & Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce.

If you’re not interested in running but want to be a part of the fun please join us, Help by enjoying volunteering opportunities or race sponsorship! Contact Debbie Cary at (907)398-8308 for more info. EVERYONE’S participation is welcome & so appreciated.

Follow the events updated information on Facebook  & Ninilchik Clam Scramble 2018 Event.