The winners are Ty Parker, L O'Flynn & Todd Rudnianyn

The Duck Derby is live this year, the

ducks are still rubber!

The Cattle Drive and Duck Derby attracts thousands of people each year and will be at Tuscawilla Park in conjunction with the Cattle Drive & Cowboy Roundup.

Your Duck adoption is appreciated & you will help the children of Marion County learn cool things about science.

Plus, you may win cash!

Proceeds raised will benefit the Discovery Center, a family Science Center in Marion County and other local charities.

Adopt a Duck for the 3rd Annual

Marion Rotary Duck Derby
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1pm

What is the Marion Rotary Duck Derby?

The Rotary clubs of Marion County will race 5,000+ Rubber Ducks on Lake Tuscawilla in Midtown Ocala at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 12th, 2022. If you adopt a duck and your duck is one of the first three ducks to cross the finish line, you’ll win an amazing cash prize!

The Duck Derby is an exciting fundraising activity which is combined with the Ocala Cattle Drive & Cowboy Round-Up, the annual festival celebrating Central Florida ranching and cattle history.

Where is the Marion Rotary Duck Derby?

Don’t miss the Cattle Drive through downtown Ocala all the way to Tuscawilla Park in Midtown where the excitement will begin! Family friendly music, food, and activities for children all lead up to the big Duck Derby race on Lake Tuscawilla. You don’t have to be present to win, but we hope you will join us to watch your duck race on the lake and enjoy the fun and festivities. Visit for directions.

Why Adopt a Duck?

Proceeds from your Duck’s adoption primarily benefits the Discovery Center — a family Science Center providing an interactive educational experience which stimulates a desire to expand personal knowledge. When you adopt a duck, you also help other charities supported by the Rotary clubs of Marion County.

The Rotary clubs of Marion County have been benefiting our local community since 1919, over 100 years! Our enthusiastic members pursue creative ways to serve the needs of our community—especially children. To learn more about the Rotary clubs of Marion County, visit

Can I Adopt More than One Duck?

Absolutely! This event is about generosity and benefiting our community. We hope you’ll adopt a whole flock! Adopt one duck for only $5, six ducks for $25 or a flock of 24 ducks for $100!

Ocala Rotary Foundation, Inc (registration Number CH33488) has complied with registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Registration information is available by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or visiting


  • First Place

    $2,000 CASH!

  • 2nd Place

    $1,000 CASH!

  • 3rd Place

    $500 CASH!

Duckling: $1,500

Quacker: $1,000

Paddler: $500