Adopt a Duck. Support Your Community.


WHAT: The 24th Annual SERTOMA Great Topeka Duck Race. No less than 10,000 “adopted” rubber ducks will be dropped into Lake Shawnee in the cove South of the swim beach, for a race to the finish line. Lucky winners will receive great prizes! You need not be present to win the top prizes. Ducks can be adopted for a $5.00 donation. Ducks are numbered corresponding to your adoption certificate. Your Lucky Duck Number is printed on your adoption certificate and is valid for single and/or multiple duck adoptions. Adopt your ducks on-line with a Visa or MasterCard. Join a team, adopt the most ducks and win !

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019. Children’s activities start at 11:00 a.m. and Ducks will be dropped at 3:00 p.m. Also, there will be a 0.lk Waddle for all of you short distance waddlers at 2:00 pm.

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 11:00 to 3:00 pm – Drive up adoptions at entrance to Race site
  • 11:00 am – FREE Children’s activities begin.
  • 12:00 noon – hourly door prizes begin
  • 1:00 pm – 0.1k Waddle for the kiddos – just for fun – about 160 steps
  • 2:00 pm – Quacky’s Egg Hunt
  • 3:00 pm – Duck drop
  • 3:30- 4:00 pm – Announce winners
  • Music and entertainment on the big stage throughout the day.


Event concludes around 3:30 when winners are announced! Come early for hourly door prizes starting at noon, FREE festivities, FREE children’s midway games, FREE family games, petting zoo, animals, music and entertainment on the big stage throughout the day. FREE rides to the event from Tinman Circle parking area, turn off of Croco Road onto East Edge Road - parking on the south side of East Edge Road. Also a great walking path from there takes you directly to the Duck Race event area.


WHERE: Event: Lake Shawnee, Topeka, Kansas, south of the swim beach, South of 29th & Croco Road. Parking: Tinman Circle, East Edge Road & Croco, south side of East Edge.


WHY: To benefit the programs of the Sertoma Clubs of Topeka and their sponsorship beneficiaries which have included The Easter Capper Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, The Villages, The Marian Clinic, Meals on Wheels, Head Start Programs, LULAC and East Topeka Sr. Center, Safe Streets, KVC, LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center, Ronald McDonald House, TARC, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka Serving Shawnee County, Boys & Girls Clubs, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, hearing health missions, and other worthy causes.


Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize: 14k Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet - $8,000 value!
    1st Place Prize: 14k Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet - $8,000 value!
    1st Place Prize: 14k Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet - $8,000 value!

    compliments of
    Calhoun’s Jewelers, Topeka, KS

    WINNER- Cindy Jones

  • 2nd Prize:  KSNT “ News Experience"
    2nd Prize: KSNT “ News Experience"

    Exclusive “KSNT News Experience” Winner will spend an afternoon

    behind the scenes at KSNT News – touring the station and interacting with

    news anchors and reporters. Stay & watch the 5pm newscast from the

    studio. PLUS – network “swag”. Donated by KSNT TV, Topeka


    WINNER- Ed Hirt

  • 3rd Prize: fresh roasted coffee 365 days of  the year
    3rd Prize: fresh roasted coffee 365 days of the year

    Wake up to fresh roasted coffee 365 days of the year, donated by

    CLASSIC BEAN, Topeka – “more than just coffee” !!


    WINNER- Veronica Laliberte

  • 4th Prize: Great Wolf Lodge Family Adventure
    4th Prize: Great Wolf Lodge Family Adventure

    Great Wolf Lodge family adventure: enjoy a night’s stay in a Family

    Suite, includes 6 water park passes, plus a $499.00 gift card that can

    be used for a 2nd night’s stay, at the restaurant, or arcade,

    donated by ADVISORS EXCEL


    WINNER- Stephen Paige

  • 5th Prize: Flat Screen TV
    5th Prize: Flat Screen TV

    Flat Screen TV

    Donated by One Way Custom Paint and Collision

    WINNER- Paul Urbom

  • 6th Prize: $500 shopping spree at HyVee Food Store
    6th Prize: $500 shopping spree at HyVee Food Store

    $500 shopping spree at Hyvee Food Store, donated by:

    HYVEE FOOD STORE, Topeka

    WINNER- Phyllis Scott

  • 7th Prize: A weekend getaway at Prairie Band Casino & Resort
    7th Prize: A weekend getaway at Prairie Band Casino & Resort

    A weekend getaway at Prairie Band Casino & Resort, including

    2 rounds of weekend golf, an overnight stay at the Resort,

    & $50.00 to spend at Three Fires Steakhouse, donated by

    PRAIRIE BAND CASINO & RESORT


    WINNER- Barbara Duncan

  • 8th Prize: Four tickets to any 2018-19 event at Kansas Expocentre
    8th Prize: Four tickets to any 2018-19 event at Kansas Expocentre

    4 tickets to any 2019-2021 event at Kansas Expocentre,

    compliments of KANSAS EXPOCENTRE and Spectra Venue Mgmt,

    & a one-night hotel stay provided by CAPITOL PLAZA HOTEL

    WINNER- Janelle Keller

  • 9th Prize:  Two season tickets to both Washburn University Football and Basketball
    9th Prize: Two season tickets to both Washburn University Football and Basketball

    Two season tickets to both Washburn University

    Football and Basketball, for the 2019-20 season, donated by

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS


    WINNER- David Cole

  • 10th Prize: A one-year Family Membership at the World Famous Topeka Zoo

    A one-year Family Membership at the World Famous Topeka Zoo,

    PLUS one-year Family Membership at The Kansas Children’s

    Discovery Center, Topeka, donated by: KANSAS TIRE & AUTO

    WINNER-- Marcia Steinbock

  • 11th Prize: A one-year Family Membership at the World Famous Topeka Zoo

    A one-year Family Membership at the World Famous

    Topeka Zoo, PLUS one-year Family Membership at The Kansas Children’s

    Discovery Center, Topeka, donated by ANDREW LINTON FARM BUREAU

    FINANCIAL SERVICES


    WINNER- Meridee Westjord

  • PLUS-a chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
    (Duck #27), SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR MORE DETAILS,
    SPONSORED BY PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

Sertoma Great Topeka 0.1k Waddle

Free to everybody!

328 feet, 100 meters, 160 steps for you short distance waddlers. All kiddos welcome.

Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 pm (NOTE: Quacky’s Egg Hunt is scheduled for 2:00 pm.)

Lake Shawnee Cove

ADD: Participants will get a photo op with Quacky, a snack, and a 0.1k waddle sticker.


Who receives funds from this event???

Beneficiaries - 1996 to 2019


A Child’s World Day Care

American Red Cross

Avondale East Elementary

Berryton & Tecumseh CERT

Beta Chapter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka

Boy Scout Troop 94

Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka

Boys & Girls State

Breakthrough House

CAART, Animal Rescue

Capital City Chorus

The Capper Foundation Easter Seals

Carbondale City Library

CASA

Charles Curtis Home Restoration

Chase Middle School

Christ the King Preschool

Citizens Academy Ambassadors– Topeka PD

Community Action

Community Blood Center

Doorstep

East Topeka Senior Center

Eisenhower Middle School

Elmont Elementary School Bionic Club

Emerald City Cosmos

First Tee Community Action

Girl Scout Troop 7154

Habitat for Humanity

Hayden High School Band & Bells

Head Start

Helping Hands Humane Society

Highland Park Central

Highland Park HS Boosters

Highland Park Link Crew

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Holy Family

Jardine Elementary PTO

Jayhawk Area Boy Scouts

Jayhawk Theatre Restoration

Jefferson West Journalism Class

Junior Achievement

Kaw Chapter IAAP

Kardio Kids

KICKS (Kids in care of Kids)

KVC Behavioral Health

Landon Middle School

Legion Post 421 Senators

Let’s Help

Lifehouse Child Advocacy Center

Logan Elementary School Bionic Club

LULAC Senior Center

McCarter Elementary

Marian Clinic Dental Program

Mater Dei Child Care

Meals on Wheels

Midland Care Connection

Mission Valley H.S. Cheer Squad

Nat’l Assoc of Professional Mtg Women

NET Reach

North Fairview Elementary School

North Topeka Rotary Club

Optimist Clubs of Topeka

Osage City Middle School Cheer

Osage City Middle School Yearbook

Our Savior Lutheran Church Youth

Prairie Advocacy Center

Prince of Peace Youth Group

Quinton Heights Elementary

Ronald McDonald House

Ross Elementary School

Topeka Rough Riders SCABA baseball

Safe Streets

Scholarships (high school)

Seaman High School Fine Arts Club

Seaman Middle School Power Club

SHARP

Shawnee County Drug Court

Shawnee Heights Boys Soccer Boosters

Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

Sheltered Living, Inc.

Simon Youth Foundation, Westridge Mall

Sole Reason

Southwest Topeka Kiwanis

St. David’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Methodist Youth

State Street Elementary

STEPS

Successful Connections

Sunflower Soccer

TARC

TDC Learning Center

The Villages

Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

Topeka Collegiate School

Topeka Cosmopolitan Club

Topeka Rescue Mission

Topeka High Cheer Squad

Topeka High Climate Club

Topeka North Outreach

Topeka Police Cadets

Topeka Select Strikers

Topeka Sluggers Baseball

Topeka Spirit Club

Topeka West Football

Topeka West Charger Band

Topeka Youth Hockey

Topeka Youth Project

Town & Country Church

Toys for Tots

Tri-County Catholic Youth

Unity Church of Christianity

USD 501 Speech/Hearing Dept

VFW

Wamego Sertoma Club

Wanamaker Elementary School

Washburn Rural Dance Team

Washburn Rural High School Band

Washburn Rural Middle School Choir

Washburn Rural Middle School Orchestra

West Indianaola Elementary School

White Lakes Optimist Club

YMCA & YWCA