Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money go?

All proceeds support Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier Provides:

A safe place to learn and grow...

Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...

Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...

Hope and opportunity.

How does the Duck Derby work?

When you purchase your duck adoption, your name will be paired with a number. All of the "adoption numbers" will be placed on super cute rubber ducks sporting sunglasses. All of the adopted ducks will then be released into Lake Lanier at 2:30 pm Saturday, May 5, at Clarks Bridge Park to race down a 1/10 mile course. The first duck to come in will win their adoptive parent $10,000 while the following five ducks will win awesome prizes. For more questions about the rules of the race, please see the Rules page.

Do I get a rubber duck to keep?

No. The rubber ducks for the race will be shipped to the race site just a few days before May 5, with just enough time to get them all numbered. Once the race is over, the rubber ducks are retrieved from the lake and shipped out to their forever home.

What is Duck Fest?

Duck Fest is a HUGE celebration that takes place May 5 from 6-10 pm just across the street from the Duck Derby at Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Join us for a live concert where you will hear all your favorite hits with Stereotype, grab some grub at the Spice the Americas and Jimmy's Real Pit BBQ food trucks, and relax with craft beer from Wrenched Bikes & Brews. It's only $5 admission and all proceeds go to support programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship. and healthy lifestyles!

I have more questions...

Great! Just contact Rubber Duck Derby extraordinaire Chelsea Clark at Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier at or 770-532-8102 ext 304