A Milford Harbor Duck Race representative has said the popular event has been canceled.

“Due to the unexpected announcement that Saint Gabriel School will be closed June 30, there will be no 2016 Milford Harbor Duck Race this May. Our community is devastated and we thank you all for your support," reads a Facebook posting.

The duck race was initially created to benefit Milford’s Catholic schools.

The event has been a very successful fundraiser, attracting hundreds of people to Milford Harbor to watch plastic ducks “race” over the waterfall.