It’s all for Charities!
See the 2023 prize winner list here.
This year, the Duck Race proceeds will benefit:
- Furnish Hope
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace
- Saving Grace
- MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
- Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools
2023 Schedule of Events
Sunday, September 10, 2023 – 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 two million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need.
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!