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GREAT BOULDER DUCK RACE

A Boulder tradition. Join PLAY Boulder Foundation in celebrating the
31st anniversary of The Great Boulder Duck Race in 2019. All information below pertains to the 2018 race, which was a smashing success! More information on winners, sponsors and success will be posted soon.

 

Register A Duck // Become a Sponsor // Volunteer

 A family favorite, known for multi-generational attendance, participation and racing.

A family favorite, known for multi-generational attendance, participation and racing.

 Thousands "flock" to watch the rubber ducks float down Boulder Creek.

Thousands "flock" to watch the rubber ducks float down Boulder Creek.

join the DUCK race: How to register AND RACE A DUCK

Over 7,000 community members participate in the Duck Race each year. Individuals and groups may join the race by registering their duck. Quack-Tastic prizes are available for the first set of winners. 

Ducks are available for a donated registration fee:

online duck registrations are closed! to register a duck:

Please visit the PLAY Duck race tent this weekend
9/1 & 9/2 (10:30 AM - 4:30 PM) OR on race day, 9/3 (10:30 am to 12:30 PM.)

  • One Duck: $5.00

  • Quack Pack, Family of Five Ducks: $20.00

All proceeds raised from donated duck registrations benefit the PLAY Boulder Foundation and the initiatives within our three focus areas:

ACCESS: EXPAND, YSI & PLAYpass
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: Boulder Tree Trust
PLACEMAKING - Boulder Reservoir's Inclusivity Project

For more information on where funds go, visit the Initiatives tab above.

 This year, all sponsors are invited to a duck decorating competition - race your sponsor level duck with other Boulder businesses during the Sponsor Kick Off Race.

This year, all sponsors are invited to a duck decorating competition - race your sponsor level duck with other Boulder businesses during the Sponsor Kick Off Race.

 Which business sponsor will cross the finish line first?

Which business sponsor will cross the finish line first?

Sponsor the duck race AS a BUSINESS

Join our presenting sponsors in supporting the people, places and programs that make Boulder the best place to live and PLAY!

300 businesses are sought to sponsor the race, in honor of it's 30th anniversary. Sponsorship is available at the following levels:

  • Daisy Duck Level for $300

  • Donald Duck Level for $1,000

Each sponsor receives a giant Daisy and Donald Duck to decorate with logos, swag or quack-tastic design, and will compete in the sponsor race - kicking off the Great Boulder Duck Race. 

View the sponsor invite letter, then quack to the sponsor guide below.  

Review the full sponsor brochure, benefits guide and agreement.

Click to donate at either sponsor levels. For more information call, Kelly Wyatt at 303-931-5060 / Pamela Yugar at 626-407-7144. 

Volunteers helping register ducks.

 Duck Rescue Volunteers, hard at work!

Duck Rescue Volunteers, hard at work!

VOLUNTEER AT THE DUCK RACE

With the Great Boulder Duck Race being a popular favorite of the entire community, many volunteers are needed prior to race day and on the day of the race.

Volunteer duties include:

  • Helping PLAY register ducks at Boulder Creekfest on Memorial Day weekend

  • Registering Ducks at local community events throughout the summer

  • Joining the "Duck Rescue Team" on race day

  • Helping in extra-ordinary ways so the 30th anniversary race is the best race ever!

Volunteers revive a signature anniversary t-shirt, snacks, and complimentary duck to race.
 

 Watch as 7,000+ rubber duckies are dropped into Boulder Creek, can you guess the winner?

Watch as 7,000+ rubber duckies are dropped into Boulder Creek, can you guess the winner?