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

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 corporate 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 50+ 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 50 winners!

Different Ways To Adopt A Duck

Quack Quack

$5 for 1 Duck

Quack Pack

$20 for 5 Ducks

Quack Family

$50 for 15 Ducks

Feeling Saucy?

Decorate a small rubber ducky and post it to our Facebook page to enter our Best Dressed Duck Contest. The post with the most likes (minimum of 20) will win!

Buy a giant duck for $100 to enter the Best Dressed Giant Duck contest. We deliver those ducks and post your pictures you submit online for voting. The winner of this race gets a separate prize!


Sponsorships Are Available – Businesses can participate too!

  • Sponsorship package: $500 gets you a giant duck to race in the separate giant duck derby, plus advertising on our website, social media, and during the event.
  • Adopt a giant duck: $100 for a giant duck in their own separate race

Businesses can decorate their giant duck any way they want and submit it to our Best Dressed Giant Duck Contest. The winner here gets a separate prize as well!

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!