Each year, Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary produces the Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race: a community-wide, family-friendly, affordable, fun and unique event designed to benefit eastern Iowa organizations that focus on helping children and families. Run exclusively by volunteers, the annual Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race is patterned after a successful duck race held in the 1990′s in our community. This year’s beneficiaries include the Kids First Law Center, Jon Cushing Sunshine Foundation, Legacy for Learning and the Daybreak Rotary International Fund.

These organizations focus on educating children and teaching the values of citizenship, character, healthy lifestyle, work ethic, having fun and service to others. Please consider a membership with Daybreak Rotary or a contribution to our annual event. Every dollar or amount of time spent is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to last year's prize winners, and thank you to everyone who purchased ducks to support our youth beneficiaries.

2023 Duck Race Winners!

$5,000 Grand Prize! – Brad Joens

$500 Sanctuary Spa Package – James Coller

University of Iowa Football Tickets – Kellie Meyer

$500 Restaurant Tour Package – Mandy Norris

Amana Colonies Golf Outing – Meghan Zalewski

Overnight Stay/Buffet, Riverside Casino and Resort – Ryan Mack

$500 Best Buy Gift Card – Bryan Janssen

$250 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card – Cameron Aldrich

$100 Hy Vee Gift Card – Ryan Phelan

$100 Hy Vee Gift Card – Cassie Daley

$100 Hy Vee Gift Card – David Drewelow

$100 Hy Vee Gift Card – Vince Ruefer

$100 Hy Vee Gift Card – Warren Bynoe