Last Call for participants in the 2015 Rotary Rubber Ducky Derby.  4,000 tickets will be sold by "Community Partners" and Rotary club members.  Tickets are $5.00 for the adoption of a duck.  There are five cash prizes from $1,000 to $50.  Again this year, each participant will be eligible for a $35,000 GM car if their duck meets the finishing criteria.  Lindner Chevrolet is sponsoring the insurance for the car.  The insuring agent will select the number of the 4,000 ducks; if that duck is one of the first 10 ducks across the finish line, the car is awarded.  Good Luck!  The derby will be held on June 27 at the pedestrian bridge at City Hall over Oil Creek Ditch.  See the detail rules below.

Annual Rotary Ducky Derby

Official Race Rules and Regulations

June 27, 2014

1.      The Rotary Ducky Derby Committee will establish the race course. Ducks will be launched into the Arkansas River in the vicinity of 1st Street Bridge approximately 4:30P on Saturday, June 27, 2014. If circumstances require the race to be delayed or postponed, it will be rescheduled at a time and place to be determined by the Rotary Ducky Derby Committee.

2.      All ducks entered in the race will be provided by the Rotary Clubs of Fremont County and shall remain the property of the Rotary Clubs of Fremont County.

3.      Once the ducks are launched, no members of the public shall have contact with the ducks. No attempts to free or interfere with any duck are permitted unless deemed necessary by a Race Committee member.

4.      The race course will close 15 minutes after the first duck has crossed the finish line and/or is caught in the duck trap. Any ducks finishing after that time will not be eligible for prizes.

5.      If natural causes or other restrictions prevent the for holding the race, then the Ducky Derby Committee may institute other means to enact a race at their sole discretion.

6.      Numbers will be attached to each duck corresponding to a Ducky Derby ticket. The person’s or organization’s name who appears on the official ticket stub matching the number corresponding to the duck in order of finish will be awarded the prize. Positive identification and citizenship will be required to claim any prize won.

7.      Entrants must be 21 years or older to win. If the person whose name is on a winning ticket stub is not 21 years old, the prize will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian.

8.      No purchase is necessary in order to enter or win. However, entrants are encouraged to make a $5 donation per Ducky Derby ticket. One free Ducky Derby ticket per person may be obtained by filling out a written request on a 3”x5” card with name, address, and phone number and mailed to Ducky Derby Committee

9.      The entry portion of each Ducky Derby ticket must be completely filled out and delivered to the Ducky Derby Committee by 2:00 p.m. on June 27, 2014 for a ticket to be eligible to win a prize. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase the day of the race at the Rotary Ticket Booth located at the Centennial Park.

10.  The Ducky Derby Committee reserves the right to limit the number of Ducky Derby tickets purchased per individual or organization.

11. New Car Duck: The Rotary Clubs of Fremont County have coordinated with a third party prize underwriter to offer the chance of winning a new 2015 car. One ticket will be selected prior to the race by the prize underwriter and kept in a sealed security envelope. At the conclusion of the race, ten duck will be selected by the Ducky Derby Committee and if any of those ten ducks has a number that matches the one in the sealed envelope, then the name on the winning ticket stub wins the 2015 car. If it is not a match, then the 2015 car will not be awarded.

12.  Prize distribution order. If the first place duck wins the New Car grand prize, then the $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the second place duck.

13. Race winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by telephone. If any race winner does not claim their prize by July 31, 2015, the Ducky Derby Committee will donate the prize to a charitable organization of their choice.

14.  Each winner has sole responsibility for paying any and all taxes and similar fees on any prize(s) won and must authorize the deduction of such taxes, if any, from the prize(s) to the extent required by law.

15.  Names and likenesses of prize winners may be used by the Rotary Clubs of Canon City, Florence, and their designee(s) for promotional purposes without further compensation.

16.  Club members, their spouses, and resident family members are eligible to win all prizes.

17.  By entering, entrants release the Rotary Clubs of Canon City, and Florence as well as their officers, directors, and staff and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes, and the race.

18.  Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.  Any unsold or unclaimed tickets are the property of Rotary and eligible for claimed prizes.

19.  All decisions and interpretations of these Rules and Regulations will be made by the Ducky Derby Committee and their judgment is final.

20.  Any provision contained herein which is in conflict with any applicable law, ordinance or regulation shall be deemed omitted and the remainder of the document shall remain in full force and effect.

21.   Due to the varying conditions of the race environment there are no guarantees that all ducks will cross the finish line, however measures will be established for aid in race completion.