Race season is in full swing and going strong into August. With August being our busiest race month, we have two Derby Duck Races and a Mini Turbo Turtle Race to lead the way. Check them out and Adopt a Duck and/or Turtle before they sell out!
Windy City Ducky Derby
The first race of the weekend is no rookie to the duck racing world. The Windy City Ducky Derby returns for its 11th year to Chicago, IL this Thursday, August 4th! Derby Ducks will take over downtown Chicago at 400 North Michigan Avenue. Beginning at 10am CDT duck fans can enjoy entertainment and games that are fun for the entire family! At 1pm 60,000 ducks will take the plunge into the Chicago River and race to win one of five quacky prizes. This year’s prizes include tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, a weekend staycation package, a family four pack zoo package, gift cards, and an all-inclusive vacation to Cancun! The fastest duck will waddle home in a 2016 Chevy Malibu!
Proceeds benefit over 22,000 athletes at Special Olympics Illinois who provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy. Adopt a Duck and Support an Athlete today!
Racer Website: www.chicagoduckrace.com
Topsail Turtle Blast
The next race of the weekend is racing for the very first time! The Topsail Turtle Blast will make its grand debut this Thursday, August 4th at 6pm EDT. Join 2,000 turtles at Soundside Park in Surf City, NC. Enjoy an evening of music, food vendors, and kid’s activities. At approximately 7:30pm the first heat of turtles will make their way down their custom-built course. Slow and steady may win most races but the fastest turtle of all the heats of the Turtle Blast will win $500! Every Turbo Turtle that is adopted will benefit Share the Table who are a faith based community Food Ministry supported by nine churches. Through their free community meal, food pantry and school backpack programs, Share the Table helps feed over 500 residents per week in their community. Adopt a Turtle today and help feed those in need in the community!
Racer Website: www.topsailturtleblast.com
Austin Duck Derby
The last race of the weekend takes place this Saturday, August 6th. Join 15,000 Derby Ducks in Austin, Texas for the 2016 Austin Duck Derby. The duck race will kick off an afternoon of family fun by launching into Lady Bird Lake at 11:15am CDT. Prizes include gift cards, tickets to local events and attractions, and more. The owner of the 1st place duck will win a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta S. Following the race, duck race fans can gather in Downtown Austin to enjoy a family fun afternoon of music, games from Game2U, food trucks, face painting, duckorating contests, and more!
The best part is that every duck adopted will benefit the kids at the Austin Boys & Girls Club Foundation who provides annual college scholarships for outstanding youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Your Duck Adoption is an investment in the most vital natural resources: our children. You don’t want to miss out on this ducky race! The fun begins at 11am, Adopt a Duck before they sell out today!
Racer Website: www.austinduckderby.com