Rules and Regulations

Official Rules and Regulations of the Ken-Ducky Derby

  1. The Ken-Ducky Derby benefits Harbor House of Louisville, a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The following is a summary of official rules. Copies of the complete Rules and Regulations, a list of prizes and, after the event, a list of prize winners can be obtained from Harbor House of Louisville by sending a written request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Ken-Ducky Derby, c/o Harbor House of Louisville, P.O. Box 58219, Louisville, KY 40268.
  2. All ducks for the Ken-Ducky Derby will be launched into the Ohio River on April 27, 2024 at approximately 4:00 p.m. The racecourse will be established by Harbor House of Louisville and will conclude at Waterfront Park. The presenter reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race or to determine a winner by random drawing in the event of inclement weather, acts of God or other circumstances beyond Harbor House's reasonable control.
  3. Once the Ducks are launched, there will be no attempt to free or interfere with any duck while the duck race is in progress.
  4. The entry portion of each adoption paper must be completely filled out and delivered to Harbor House or an authorized representative of Harbor House, or mailed to Harbor House at the address set forth in the first paragraph, and actually received by Harbor House prior to the race for an entry to be eligible to win any prize. All adoption forms and money received after the race has started will be considered a donation to Harbor House of Louisville. Entrants assume the risk of non-delivery of any entries to Harbor House or an authorized representative of Harbor House.
  5. At least 50,000 ducks will be entered in the race. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries. A number will be attached to each duck which corresponds to the number on its adoption paper. Multiple duck entries from one ticket will be assigned additional duck numbers for identification. Prizes will be awarded to the person whose name appears on the adoption paper corresponding to the first qualifying duck to finish and be gathered in the duck trap.
  6. Prize winners will be announced following the race. Winners need not be present to win. To collect the first prize car, the winner must pay all local, state, and federal taxes, fees and licenses and provide a driver's license and proof of insurance. If the winner does not claim his/her prize from Harbor House of Louisville within 30 days after the race date, Harbor House will select an alternate prize winner through a random drawing of adoption forms.
  7. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. However, one free entry per person may be obtained by presenting a written request on a 3 x 5 index card to Ken-Ducky Derby, P.O. Box 58219, Louisville, KY 40268. A business size, self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with the request for the request to be honored. Request must be made by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, April 5, 2024. Any request for free entries will not be honored if received after April 5, 2024 or after 50,000 ducks have been sold.
  8. By adopting a duck, winners consent to the promotional use of their name and likenesses by Harbor House and its designees without additional compensation.
  9. The Ken-Ducky Derby and its logo are registered trademarks of Harbor House and GAME and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or otherwise use either without the express written consent of Harbor House.
  10. The Grand Prize will be a Hyundai Kona SEL FWD provided by the Swope family of dealerships. The Grand Prize may not be exchanged for cash, another vehicle or other prize.
  11. If a minor wins the Grand Prize, the transfer of the Grand Prize will be made to conservator for the minor or a custodian under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act before the car can be claimed.
  12. Steering Committee Members of the Ken-Ducky Derby, their spouses and household members are not eligible to win.
  13. Prior to the start of the race, one out of every 3,000 ducks will be randomly selected. If the number on the bottom of the duck finishing 3rd in the Harbor House Ken-Ducky Derby matches one of the preselected Million Dollar Duck Numbers, the adopter of that duck will win the $1,000,000 prize. In the event the number on the bottom of the 3rd duck does not match one of the preselected numbers, the $1,000,000 prize will not be awarded. The $1,000,000 prize, if awarded, will be payable in 40 annual installments of $25,000 annually. PRESENTER reserves the right to refuse to make the award due to any irregularity in the application of the contest rules. Directors and principals of PRESENTER shall be ineligible to participate in the Million Dollar Duck Promotion and shall be ineligible for any prize/winnings covered herein..
  14. Prizes will not be awarded if adoptions were issued in exchange for a check issued for "insufficient funds" or credit card deemed "declined" "invalid" or "stolen."
  15. The Derby Duck/Turbo Turtle Trek is a license fundraising event of GAME - Great American Merchandise and Events. The logo and the name Derby Duck Race/Turbo Turtle Trek are registered trademarks of GAME and cannot be used or copied without its written consent.