Ducky Race Rules & Regulations
1. An approximate number of 10,000 ducks will be entered in the race by the Rotary Club of Washington, DC as Presenter.
2. Ducks will be launched in the historic Anacostia River in the Yards Park, at approximately 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The race will be approximately ¼ mile long. The race course will be established by the Presenter. The Presenter reserves the right to manually maneuver ducks up or down the course in order to expedite all ducks finishing the race. The Presenter reserves the right to conduct the race in alternative location and/or format if, in the sole judgment of the Presenter, the river conditions will not allow the race to be run on the river.
3. All ducks entered will be provided by the Presenter and shall remain the property of the Presenter.
4. Once the ducks are launched, they are on their own. No attempt to free or interfere with any duck is permitted, unless deemed necessary by the Race Committee. The race course will close 20 minutes after the first duck has crossed the finish line and/or is caught in the duck trap. Any ducks finishing after that time will not be eligible for prizes.
5. Winners will be announced approximately one hour following the race.
Entrants will be notified by United States mail, email and/or by telephone. Race winners need not be present to win. If any race winner does not claim his or her prize from the Presenter within 30 days after April 30, 2016, the Presenter will select another winner through the random drawing of sponsorship papers. All prizes will be awarded.
6. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
7. $1,000,000 prize is payable in 40 annual payments of $25,000 without interest.
For complete rules & regulations, go to www.DCDuckRace.org
Washington, D.C.’s first ever D.C. Duck Race is set for April 30, 2016. The Rotary Club of Washington D.C. will host the event on the Anacostia River at The Yards Park thanks in part to a partnership with the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID).
The D.C. Duck Race is a fun, family-friendly event and festival that will bring the community together in support of local non-profits and organizations. "Sponsor” numbered rubber ducks that will participate in a race in the Anacostia River, with funds supporting the Rotary Club and community organizations. This event is modeled on many successful events hosted by Rotary Clubs across the United States, including one run in Aspen, Colorado for more than two decades.
First prize is $5,000 or a Special Duck worth $1,000,000!!* Plus an additional 10 or more prizes will be awarded.
Funds raised through this event:
provide annual grants in excess of $140,000 to more than 30 local non-profits
hosts career fairs for D.C. high school students
provides dictionaries to local 3rd graders
feeds the homeless every month in the nation’s capital
supports international projects through matching grants
The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. is very active in the local community. In addition to the projects listed on the previous page, the Rotary Club has a partnership with D.C. Habitat for Humanity and the Ivy City III Project that provided 11 new homes to D.C. residents.
“This will be an enjoyable family event for people of all ages and a chance for sponsors to join the D.C. Rotary Club as it continues more than a century of service to our community,” said Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. President David O. Treadwell.
You can learn more about the D.C. Duck Race and the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. at www.dcduckrace.org.
Thank you for your duck sponsorship! We'll see you at The Yards Park on April 30, 2016!
*For every 3,333 ducks sponsored, one will be a Special Duck worth $1 Million if it comes in 1st place.