five duck races to kick off May

Five Duck Races to Kick Off May

Game Events Weekend Duck Races

Race season is off to a quacktastic start and we have five duck races to kick of May.  Check out the details of each duck race and adopt your ducks today!

Reedy River Duck Derby

Who: Rotary Club of Greenville Evening

Returning for their 13th year, the Rotary Club is racing 10,000 ducks for multiple nonprofit organizations in Greenville, SC. Nonprofits include: Mauldin Miracle League, GAIHN, EarlyAct FirstKnight, and more!

Where: Reedy River Falls Park in Greenville, SC

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT.  The ducks will race at 2:30 p.m.

Highlights: There will be games, children’s activities, entertainment, and exhibits from local artists. Prizes include an Embassy Suites Golf Resort Weekend Package, a children’s playhouse, and groceries for a year from Publix! Don’t miss out on this quacky event!

Racer Website: www.reedyriverduckderby.com

YESS Duck Derby 

Who: Youth Emergency Services & Shelter

As Iowa’s largest provider of emergency services for youth, newborn through age 17, YESS touches the lives of more than 2,000 children per year through a range of programs designed to keep kids safe and help families thrive.

Where: Jordan Creek Town Center in Des Moines, IA

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at noon CDT.  Ducks launch at 2:00 p.m.

Highlights: YESS is celebrating a duck-ade of making a splash for kids in crisis.  Spectators can enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, kids’ activities, photos with Quacky, and food samples from the restaurants in the Jordan Creek shopping center, all at no cost!

At approximately 2:00 p.m. a total of 40,000 rubber ducks will dive into the water to win one of ten prizes. This year’s prizes include a $100 gift card to Joseph’s Jewelers, a $400 Iowa Cubs Party Pack, a Landscaping Makeover and the Grand Prize winner receives $10,000 in cash!

Racer Website: www.yessduckderby.org

River Region Duck Dash

Who: Wetumpka Rotary Club

The Wetumpka Rotary supports nonprofits such as the Humane Society of Elmore County, Camp ASCAA, and Adullum House. In addition, the Rotary supports the Wetumpka Rotary Dictionary Project, Elmore County Pregnancy Center, Relay for Life, and more!

Where: Gold Star Park during the Wetumpka Chamber’s Kayak Fishing Tournament in Wetumpka, AL

When:  Saturday, May 6, 2017. The ducks will launch around 3:00 p.m. CDT.

Highlights: Why are 5,000 rubber ducks racing down the river? To help out local nonprofits in the community.  The top three ducks who cross the finish line first will win some ducktacular cash prizes. The grand prize is $1,500 for the quickest duck of them all! The second grand prize is $1,000 cash and the third grand prize is $750 cash.

Racer Website: www.riverregionduckdash.com

19th Annual Rubber Duck Derby 

Who: Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier

The Boys and & Girls Clubs of Lanier help youths participate in the “Youth of the Year” leadership program, provides school supplies, provide healthy snacks, and more for the club!

Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville, GA

When: Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT. Ducks race at 5:30 p.m.

Highlights: Family and friends can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, food and drinks. The highlight will be watching a total of 20,000 ducks splash into the lake and swim for first place!   This year’s prizes include a two night stay at a Lakehouse, a Diamond Soltaire, and the quickest duck across the finish line will win the grand prize of $10,000!

Racer Website:  www.rubberduckderby.com

Advocates for Children Duck Derby

Who: Advocates for Children

Advocates for Children provides services to children and families who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. They also offer multiple layers of personal care through an array of programs to reduce the incidence of child abuse. Advocates serves 17 Northwest Georgia counties offering safety, comfort, and hope to over 3,000 children and families every year.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.  At noon, the ducks will launch.

Where: Terminus Wake Park in Cartersville, GA

Highlights: Duck race fans can enjoy a day of delicious food from local food trucks and children’s activities including an Ultimate Kid Zone with inflatables. At noon, a total of 20,000 ducks will take a dip in the water hoping to be plucked to win the grand prize of $10,000!  Buy a Duck and Help the Children today!

Racer Website: www.duckrace.com/cartersville