The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.’s Duck Race is a fun event and festival that will bring the community together in support of local non-profits and organizations.
Members of the community are able to sponsor rubber ducks that will participate in a race along 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 person who sponsors the duck that crosses the finish line first will win 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. There may be a few "special" ducks that could be worth $1 million* if one of those limited special ducks win the race. Additional, significant prizes will be awarded to the people who sponsor top-finishing ducks. You must sponsor a duck to be eligible to win, but you do not have to be present.
*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.