What is the D.C. Duck Race? 

The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.’s Second Annual Duck Race is a fun event and festival that will bring the community together in support of local non-profits and organizations on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Members of the community will be able to sponsor numbered, floating toy ducks that will participate in a race on a contained course along the Anacostia River, with funds supporting the Rotary Club and community organizations. In addition to prizes for the winning ducks, participants will enjoy music and other entertainment, food, artists, activities and much more!

The Grand Prize is a 6-day/5-night vacation in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic or Cancun in Mexico for 2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 12, or a Special Duck worth $1,000,000! 

Million-dollar* duck: One duck in every 3,000 ducks in the duck race will be randomly selected as a potential winning million dollar duck.  The winning duck numbers are selected prior to the race and kept in a sealed security envelope.  When the first adopted duck crosses the finish line, a race official will determine whether the duck is one of the pre-selected million-dollar winning ducks.  If it is, the duck adopter wins the million dollar* prize.  If it is not, the million dollars will not be awarded. The odds of being pre-selected as a potential winner of the Million Dollar Duck are approximately 1:3000. The odds of being the 1st place duck will depend on the total number of entries.  *The million-dollar prize is paid in 40 equal annual installments of $25,000 each, without interest.

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