It’s all for Charities!
This year, the Duck Race proceeds will benefit:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
Deschutes Children’s Foundation
2022 Schedule of Events
Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Drake Park in Bend
|11AM||Festivities in Drake Park begin|
|12PM||Music, food, & activity booths – Kids Race|
|1:30PM||Race Starts at Galveston Bridge|
|1:55PM||Estimated time for winning ducks to begin to cross the finish line (Mirror Pond Foot Bridge)|
|2:30PM||Winners & awards are announced at Drake Park staging area|
It all started back in 1990 as a fun and quirky community event held in Drake Park. Since then, the Great Rotary Duck Race has grown to become a fixture in the community’s early fall event schedule and includes all 4 Bend area Rotary clubs, local credit unions (and selected charities) selling $5 raffle tickets to raise funds for local nonprofits. Since 1989, the race has generated over one million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need.COVID caused us to have to make the race virtual for the past couple of years, but for 2022, we’re excited to announce that the ducks will be back in the river!
Thank you to our title sponsors “Credit Unions Working Together”: Mid Oregon Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, OnPoint and SELCO.
Named Best Local Fundraiser by The Source Weekly for 2020!
See photos from previous years.