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Frequently Asked Questions

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What time is the Great Duck Derby?

The ducks will be launched at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday October 22, 2023.

How do the ducks get in the river?

A few days before the race, volunteers place a numbered tag on the bottom of each duck that will be swimming in our duck derby. On the day of the race, the ducks will be launched and will be pushed towards the finish line.

How does my duck get assigned a tag number?

Each person who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail or on the day of the event will have a tag number randomly assigned to their name. If you adopt 5 ducks, your name will be placed next to 5 different tag numbers.

Can I adopt ducks on Derby Day?

If all ducks have not been adopted as of Saturday evening October 21, 2023, the remaining ducks will be available for adoption Sunday before the race.

How do I know if my duck is the $30,000 Extra Lucky Duck?

The Extra lucky Duck number is pre-selected by an intendent agency and sealed in an envelop. Noone has access to this envelop until the end of the duck derby. The envelop will only be opened at the end of the race, at which time, everyone, including TCCH personnel, will find out what number is assigned to the Extra Lucky Duck. TCCH personnel directly in charge of the Duck Derby event are ineligible to win.

How will I know if my adopted duck wins?

Treasure Coast Community Health will contact you with the information provided with your duck adoption.

Who does the Duck Derby benefit?

Proceeds from the Duck Derby go directly to support children's and women's services at Treasure Coast Community Health. TCCH serves over 26,000 adults and children per year, an overwhelming percentage of whom are at or below Federal Poverty Level.