Official Race Rules and Regulations
  1. The Ducky Derby race is produced by the Rotary Club of Cañon City and Florence and Eastern Fremont County Rotary, hereafter referred to as Rotary Clubs. The Duck Derby Committee is comprised of members from the Rotary Clubs.
  2. The Committee will establish the race course location. Ducks will be leaunched into the Coal Creek Ditch next to the Florence Pioneer Park in Florence on July 4th of each year, generally in conjunction with the Wet ‘n Dry parade at 12:00 or time deemed by the Committee. If circumstances require the race to be delayed or postponed, it will be rescheduled at a time and place to be determined by the Committee.
  3. All ducks entered in the race will be provided by the Rotary Clubs and shall remain the property of the Rotary Clubs.
  4. 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(s) are permitted unless deemed necessary by a committee member.
  5. The race course will close 15 minutes after the first duck has crossed the finish line anwill be awarded d/or is caught in the duck trap. Any ducks finishing after that time will not be eligible for prizes.
  6. If natural causes or other restrictions prevent the use of the Coal Creek Ditch for holding the race, then the Committee, at their discretion, may institute other means to enact the race.
  7. Numbers will be attached to each duck corresponding to a Ducky Derby ticket. The person or organization whose name appears on the official ticket stub matching the number corresponding to the duck in order of finish will be awarded the prize. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize awarded.
  8. Entrants must be 21 years or older to win. If the person whose nameis on a winning ticket stub is not 21 years old, the prize will awarded to their parent or legal guardian.
  9. No purchase is necessary in order to enter or win, however, entrants are encouraged to make a minimum donation of $5 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 the Ducky Derby Committee, Rotary Club of Cañon City, PO Box 762, Cañon City, CO 81215.
  10. The entry portion of each Ducky Derby ticket must be completed with sufficient information to identify and contact the holder and delivered to the Committee by 12:45P on July 4th of the current race year, for such ticket to be eligible to win a prize. A limited number of ticket may be available for purchase on the day of the race at the Rotary Ticket Booth located at Pioneer Park in Florence.
  11. The Committee reserves the right to limit the number of Ducky Derby tickets purchased per individual or organization.
  12. Grand Prize Vehicle Duck:  The Rotary Clubs have contracted with a third-party prize, underwritten to offer the chance of winning thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to be used for the purchase of a vehicle from our Grand Prize Sponsor (Lindner Chevrolet of Cañon City). One ticket will be randomly selected prior to the race by the prize underwriter and kept in a sealed security envelope in the possession of the Rotary Clubs. At the conclusion of the race, the first ten ducks will be selected and if any one of them matches the “secret” duck number, then the name on the stub will receive the money credit towards the purchase of a car at Linder Chevrolet. If there is no match the Grand Prize will not be awarded.
  13. Prizes will be awarded as follows: First duck in the collection tube will be awarded $1,000; second duck receive $500; third place duck will win $500; fou;rth place will get $100; fifth through ten places will receive $50. Any duck winning the Grand Prize is not eligible for a cash prize.
  14. Race winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by telephone or other contact method. If any race winner does not claim their prize by August 3 of the current race year, the Committee will donate the prize to a charitable organization.
  15. Each winner has sole responsibility for paying any and all taxes and similar fees on an prize(s) won and must authorize the deduction of such taxes, if any, from the prize(s) to the extent required by law.
  16. Names and likenesses of pprize winners may be used by the Rotary Clubs and their designee(s) for promotional purposes without further compensation.
  17. Members of the Rotary Clubs and members of their families or  households are eligible to win all prizes.
  18. By entering, entrants release the Rotary Clubs as well as their officers, directors, staff and other related entities from any and all liability, with respect to prizes and the race.
  19. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
  20. All decisions and interpretations of these rules and regulations will be made by the Committee and their decision is final.
  21. Any provision contained herein which conflicts with any applicable law, ordinance or regulation shall be deemed omitted and the remainder of the document shall remain in full force and effect.
  22. 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 to aid in race completion.
Dated: 5/10/2023