We have a lot going on this weekend in the Derby Duck Racing world. We have seven Derby Duck Races spanning from the west to east coast on Saturday and Sunday! Be sure to check out a race near you and Adopt a Duck to support some great nonprofit organizations!
Big D Ducky Derby
The Pines Catholic Camp gives youth the confidence and strength they need to continue their faith journey and helps them foster healthy vocations by attending camp in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Where: Dallas, TX at the KayCee Pool
When: April 25, 2015 10am – 1pm CDT
Highlights: The 2nd Annual Big D Duck Derby is back with a full day of family fun activities including face painting, games, food, prizes, and of course, the rubber duck pluck at the end!
Prizes: 5,000 Derby Ducks will race their way to win some quacktastic prizes including a $2,500 Visa gift card!
Merryman House Paducky Derby
Who: Merryman House
The Merryman House offers both residency and outreach services to meet the needs of victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents as they strive to live free of violence in their home.
Where: Paducah, KY Riverfront
When: April 25, 2015 3pm CDT
Highlights: The Paducky Derby is making their debut in Kentucky! 5,000 Derby Ducks will race down the Ohio River in which each duck adopted will help the Merryman House save, build and change lives affected by domestic violence.
Prizes: Three cash prizes for the first three winning ducks! 3rd place will receive $500, 2nd place will receive $1,000 and the grand prize winner will receive $2,500!
Racer Website: http://www.paducahduckrace.com
25th Annual Ducky Derby
Omega Nu of Santa Cruz is an entirely volunteer group of more than 40 women of all ages who host two annual fundraisers (including the Ducky Derby) to benefit the Santa Cruz community.
Where: Santa Cruz, CA at Harvey West Park
When: April 25, 2015 10:30am – 3:30pm PDT
Highlights: During the Carnival in Friendship Gardens, the 25th Annual Ducky Derby will be a fun-filled day of activities for all ages. Food, carnival games, live music and local entertainment will keep this quacky day going until 12,000 Derby Ducks are ready to race in the man-made waterway in multiple heats.
Racer Website: http://www.duckyderbysantacruz.org
Ducks for Bucks Race
Who: Kiwanis Fremont
The Kiwanis Club of Fremont works with several nonprofit organizations in the community including schools, various youth organizations and clubs, churches, and adult and family service groups with their Ducks for Bucks Race.
Where: Fremont, CA at Lake Elizabeth
When: April 25, 2015 Family carnival begins at 11am PDT and the ducks race at 1pm
Highlights: For 20 years the Kiwanis Club of Fremont has been helping local charities and this year marks the 21st!. Join the family day of fun and watch 10,000 Derby Ducks swim to victory!
Prizes: 10 ducktastic prizes will go to 10 lucky ducks including $500 cash, boys and girls bicycles, massage therapy and more! One lucky duck will win the Grand Prize of $2,000 cash!
Racer Website: http://ducks4bucks.org/
The Great Derby Duck Race
Treasure Coast Community Health focuses on meeting the medical, dental and mental health needs of non-insured and under-insured people within the community. Their mission is to provide accessible, cost-effective, high quality, comprehensive health care to all persons regardless of their socio-economic circumstances throughout Indian River County, Florida.
Where: Sebastian, Florida at Capt Hiram’s Sandbar Indian River Lagoon
When: April 26, 2015 from 12-4pm EDT, ducks will race at approximately 2pm
Highlights: Have you been seeing Quackers around town? Keep an eye out for him as he pops up at local businesses and events throughout the community! Say hi to Quackers at Capt Hiram’s Sandbar during the race!
Prizes: 5,000 Derby Ducks will race to win one of three cash prizes of $250, $500, and $1,000!
Racer Website: http://www.thegreatduckderby.com
11th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race
KinderMourn provides hope for bereaved parents, grieving children and teens by offering support and counseling programs, creating awareness of bereavement issues and empowering the community to effectively assist those who have suffered an unthinkable loss.
Where: Charlotte, NC at the U.S. National Whitewater Center
When: April 26, 2015 from 2-5pm EDT and the Duck Race starts at 3:30pm
Highlights: The Hope Floats Duck Race returns to the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Enjoy a fun-filled day of children’s activities, crafts and games. At 3:30pm 15,000 Derby Ducks will splash through the churning rapids and dash through the currents to win a prize and bring awareness about KinderMourn.
Prizes: The darling Derby Ducks will be racing for prize packages including a Relaxation Duck for some down time, a Diva Duck for a little pampering, and a Gourmet Duck for the foodies. The Grand Prize winning duck will take home $2,500 cash!
Racer Website: http://duckrace.com/charlotte
Fayetteville Duck Derby
Fayetteville Urban Ministry focuses on transforming lives through faith, hope, love and security through different programs dedicated to help those families in need.
Where: Fayetteville, NC at Festival Park during the Dogwood Festival
When: April 26, 2015 at 4pm EDT
Highlights: For the first time, the ducks will be dropping into the Cross Creek at Festival Park during the Dogwood festival and also for the first time there will be a “Last Place Prize” for the last duck to cross the finish line! The event is free and will feature live entertainment, a kid’s zone, food, and merchandise vendors.
Prizes: 10,000 Derby Ducks will race to win one of six prizes, including a last place prize of a camping tent! Other prizes include a 65″ flat screen TV and a $250 grocery shopping gift card. The top duck will take home a 2015 Forest Wildwood 22ft Travel Trailer Camper!
Racer Website: http://fayettevillduckderby.com