Happy first day of Fall! We have four Derby Duck Races this weekend from Massachusetts all the way to California. Grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and check them out!
Haverhill Rotary Club Rubber Duck Regatta
Over the past six years, the Rubber Duck Regatta has enabled the Rotary Club of Haverhill to raise over $250,000 for over 40 different nonprofits, schools, charities, and youth programs.
Where: Haverhill, MA at Comeau Bridge
When: September 26, 2015 at 12pm EDT – Ducks race at 2pm
Highlights: This quacky race is filled with activities for everyone to enjoy including boat and kayak rides, a classic car show, fun education about the river, children’s activities, arts and crafts, live bands,delicious local foods and beer garden, and more! All the fun will be capped off with a firework show at dusk!
Prizes: 10,000 Derby Ducks will be launched into the Merrimack River for a chance to win the $10,000 cash grand prize. Other great prizes will be awarded!
Racer Website: http://www.adoptaducktoday.com
12th Annual Harbor House of Louisville Ken-Ducky Derby
All proceeds of the Ken-Ducky Derby benefit Harbor House of Louisville, a nonprofit training and development center that seeks to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives.
Where: Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park
When: September 26, 2015 from 12-5pm EDT
Highlights: Come down to the Louisville Waterfront for a one-of-a-kind event! This family festival will feature music by The Monarchs, a food court, games, and much more! During the Ken-Ducky Derby festival there will be a drawing every hours for prizes!
Prizes: 30,000 Derby Ducks will take a dip in the Ohio River for a shot at one of three quacktastic prizes: $500, $1,000, and the grand prize of a 2015 Sam Swope Honda Fit!
Racer Website: http://www.duckrace.com/louisville
13th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers is the only nonprofit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley. SDFHC’s mission is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care services to un-served and undeserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured.
Where: Santa Clarita, CA at Bridgeport Park (Valencia)
When: September 26, 2015 from 11am – 2pm PDT – Ducks races at 12pm
Highlights: This free, family festival kicks off with a man-made “pond” and raceway! Several race heats will occur throughout the day with 5,000 Derby Ducks racing to compete for the top prizes. All water will be recycled and put back to the fields at Bridgeport Park.
Prizes: It’s all about the cash for this ducktacular event! The top three winning ducks will go home with either $500, $1,500, or $2,500!
Racer Website: http://duckrace.com/scv
Redding Ducky Derby
The Redding East Rotary Club has partnered with Substance Abuse Prevention Programs and Youth Development to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation Against Substance Abuse. Since inceptions nearly $4 million has been returned to local communities for Youth Development Programs and drug/alcohol free activities.
Where: Redding, CA at Caldwell Park
When: September 27, 2015 at 1:30pm PDT
Highlights: 40,000 Derby Ducks will be dropped into the Sacramento River for a chance at one of eight quacky prizes.
Prizes: The grand prize winner will get to go on a houseboat vacation from Shasta Marina plus a $500 gift card to the Shasta Marina Store. Second place will receive 4 tickets to a Giants game, and third place will look beautiful in a Topaz necklace and earring set from Devon’s Jewelers. More prizes will be handed out to the fourth – eighth place ducks!
Racer Website: http://www.reddingduckyderby.com