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 Rubber Duck Derby work?

When you purchase your duck "adoption", your name is paired with a number. All of the "adoption" numbers are placed on super cute rubber ducks sporting sunglasses. All of the "adopted" ducks will be released into Lake Lanier at 2:30pm on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Lake Lanier Olympic Park (Clarks Bridge Park). They race down a 1/10 mile course. The first duck to cross the Finish Line wins their "adoptive" parent $10,000. Each of the next ten (10) ducks in the order they cross the Finish Line 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 6, 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. Non-numbered, souvenir ducks are available for purchase the day of the event.

What Family Friendly Fun can I expect?

Come enjoy free admission, free parking, food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, petting zoo, and other free kid friendly activities. Event will be hosted at Lake Lanier Olympic Park from 11am-3pm.

I have more questions...

Great! Just contact Rubber Duck Derby Duchess extraordinaire Ty'Asia Peoples at Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier at or 770-532-8102 ext 327.