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2021 Southern Ducky Derby Dash SUN, OCT 3 AT 12 PM

October 03, 2021 12:00 PM until October 03, 2021 04:00 PM

Welcome to the home page for the the 2021 Ducky Derby Dash planned for October 3, 2021!

To volunteer click here: Here is a list of the dates we have open: you can sign up online here and get more details.

We plan to race the real rubber ducks this year, and we plan to hold a family friendly outdoor event to announce the winners and celebrate our athletes. You can come anytime during the afternoon that Sunday to Walker's Bluff to the pavilion behind the tasting cave to buy your ducks (prior to race cut off), buy some fun souvenirs and to get your photo taken with our big duck or Splash the mascot. Check out their page here for more info.

What is the Southern Ducky Derby Dash? The Southern Ducky Derby Dash is a signature annual fundraiser benefiting 23,000 athletes and over 13,000 Young Athletes for Special Olympics Illinois. Usually, thousands of spectators watch 10,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into a lake at the lake at Walker's Bluff and race down the course towards the finish line, in person. This year we will not be congregating at the drop site. The festival will be held at Walker's Bluff, one of Southern Illinois' premier dining and entertainment venues.

How do I adopt a duck? Adopt a duck for only $5 online by clicking here or form a Ducky Derby Sales Team! Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100), Derby Donor (60 ducks for $250), Derby 500 package (120 ducks for $500) or Diamond Duck Pack (240 ducks for $1,000)!

What if my duck wins? The first place winner of the race will win $2,000 in cold, hard cash! But the runner up ducks will also win prizes, with more are being added daily. More bonus prizes are being added to the prize packs every day, including local dining gift certificates and other surprises.

How do I get involved? Sales teams are forming now. Put together a group of friends, colleagues, or family members to join the fun. Teams compete for bragging rights and great prizes. To form a Sales Team click here. For more information on starting a team or to volunteer, contact Kim Talley or (618) 534-3111. 

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