Rotary Duck Derby Adopt a Duck
Help Us Reach Our Goal of $30,000Duck Adoptions

Different Ways To Adopt A Duck

Quack Quack

$5 for 1 Duck

Quack Pack

$20 for 5 Ducks

Quack Family

$50 for 15 Ducks

Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Northglenn-Thornton Duck Derby! We had a great turnout and lots of fun watching the ducks (big and small) race down the canal.



Congratulations to our BIG Duck Derby race winner –
Mountain View Bank of Commerce in Westminster. Your BIG duck was the first to reach the finish line! 





Thanks to all who voted on the BEST DRESSED Duck competition. The winning duck was – The Man Cave (car detail) in Westminster!




Congratulations to the first 200 ducks to come down the canal. Below is a list of the fastest 10 ducks, with 1st prize = $2000; and 2nd prize = $1000.

Here are the TOP 10 Winning Ducks for 2022:

1st place) #1110 Winner of $2,000
2nd place) #914 Winner of $1,000
3rd place) #829
4th place) #4858
5th place) #1367
6th place) #935
7th place) #875
8th place) #911
9th place) #930
10th place) #3036

All prize winners will be notified of your winning duck and where to pick up your prize!

Thanks again for another successful Duck Derby. With your generous support we are able to continue giving back to our local food banks and students entering trade and public safety programs. See you in 2023!



Join the great Duck Derby to have your chance at winning $2,000! Plus, you help the community at the same time. How cool is that!?

Date: July 4, 2022


Time: 3pm for GIANT ducks and 4pm for regular ducks!

Place: E.B. RAINS JR. MEMORIAL PARK – In conjunction with the City of Northglenn’s July 4th Festival!

At the Rotary Club of Northglenn and Thornton, we race thousands of rubber ducks in Northglenn, and the first 150+ ducks across the line win a prize. Adopting a duck is easy, choose how many ducks you’d like to be a part of your family and you’ll be off to the races.

1st Place = $2,000

2nd Place = $1,000

3rd Place and after = Numerous prizes that have ranged from bikes, TVs, and gift cards

*Most prizes are worth more than $35, and we usually have more than 150 winners!

Feeling Saucy?

Purchase a GIANT DUCK and you can win prizes in TWO ways.  Your Duck competes in its own GIANT DUCK derby race, AND you can dress up your Duck to compete in the Best Dressed People’s Choice competition.  Both events have great prizes!

If you choose to dress up your Duck, we’ll deliver your duck to you so you can decorate it. Ducks need to be returned to us by July 1st to be entered into the Best Dressed Duck Contest! 


Sponsorships Are Available – Businesses can participate too!

  • Sponsorship package $500: Your generous sponsorship comes with a giant duck (worth $100) to race in the separate GIANT DUCK derby, plus advertising on our website for one year, our Facebook page, and during the event. WE VALUE OUR SPONSORS YEAR ROUND!
  • If you choose to dress up your Duck, we’ll deliver one to you so you can get started. Decorate your giant duck any way you want and submit it to our Best Dressed Giant Duck Contest. 
  • Ducks need to be returned to us by July 1st to be entered into the Best Dressed Duck Contest.
  • The best dressed duck wins a separate prize!

How Will Your Duck Help And Where Does The Money Go?

Our Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club is a group of 100% volunteers that simply like each other and enjoy helping the community. All funds raised go back to the community to support local food drives, local scholarships for young adults going to college, local children in need, and many, many more local projects. Learn more here!

Curious as to what Rotary is? Find out more today.

Have Questions? Reach Out!

You can contact our Rotary Club by shooting us an email anytime. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the club or the duck race in general!

THANK YOU to our Duck Derby Sponsors!