25th Annual Duck Derby set for June 13

Staff Report
Posted 6/8/21

The Rotary Club of Castle Rock is preparing for the 25th-annual Duck Derby event on June 13. In recognition of the upcoming celebration, the Castle Rock Town Council declared June 2021 as Duck Derby …

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25th Annual Duck Derby set for June 13

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The Rotary Club of Castle Rock is preparing for the 25th-annual Duck Derby event on June 13. In recognition of the upcoming celebration, the Castle Rock Town Council declared June 2021 as Duck Derby Month during the May 18 council meeting.

In reading the proclamation, Mayor Jason Gray said the Rotary Club deserves recognition for their continued efforts in making the annual Duck Derby happen.

The proclamation read, in part, “Whereas the Town Council supports and recognizes the importance of the Ducky Derby in showcasing our great Town and its merchants; Now therefore, the Council of the Town of Castle Rock does hereby proclaim the Month of June 2021 as: Ducky Derby Month in Castle Rock.”

The Duck Derby activities begin at 9 a.m. at Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock when the Farmers Market will have an assortment of handcrafted foods, and a variety of arts and crafts from local vendors. 

Entertainment for kids and family will begin at 10 a.m. The Rotary Club will also be selling tickets to the Duck Derby starting at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets early, visit the website at www.CRDuckyDerby.org.

The Duck Race will take place at 1 p.m. about 10,000 duck will be launched into East Plum Creek and race to the finish line. Each duck has a number, and ticket holders who have purchased a ticket with the winning numbers have a chance to win cash prizes or a new car from the Castle Rock Autoplex.

The event is free, but to enter the Ducky Derby, participants must buy a numbered ticket, which will match a floating duck. The highest finisher will have a chance to win a new car in a lottery-style drawing. If that prize is not won, the first 10 ticket holders will win cash prizes between $2,000 and $50.

Ducky Derby is the largest Rotary fundraiser of the year for the Castle Rock Rotary Clubs. Funds earned at the event are distributed to a variety of local charities.

Some of the organizations helped by the Rotary Club includes: Wellspring Community, Help & Hope Center, Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF),Women's Crisis Center, Douglas Land Conservancy, and college scholarships for local students.

Tickets for the Ducky Derby can be purchased online at www.rotaryclubofcastlerock.org, or from any Rotarian. Tickets also will be sold outside of Castle Rock King Soopers store on some weekends and at the Farmers’ Market on Sundays. Tickets cost $5 a piece or five tickets for $20.

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