29th Annual Ducky Derby and Festival
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Note: after 27 years of floating rubber ducks down the Roaring Fork River and a one-year cancellation in 2020, the Rotary Club of Aspen is pleased to announce “Ducky Derby 2.0” as our major community fundraiser for 2021. Instead of Ducks racing in the river, this year’s festival will feature 225 bright yellow balls bouncing down the ski slopes at Aspen Highlands.  
  1. The Rotary Ducky Derby Committee will establish the racecourse. Balls will be launched into Thunderbowl at the base of Aspen Highlands at 2:21 PM on Saturday, August 14, 2021. If circumstances require the race to be delayed or postponed, it will be rescheduled at a time and place to be determined by the Rotary Ducky Derby Committee.
  2. All balls entered in the race will be provided by the Rotary Club of Aspen and shall remain the property of the Rotary Club of Aspen.
  3. Once the balls are launched, no members of the public shall have contact with the balls. No attempts to free or interfere with any ball are permitted unless deemed necessary by a Race Committee member.
  4. The racecourse will close 5 minutes after the first ball has crossed the finish line and/or is caught in the ball trap. Any balls finishing after that time will not be eligible for prizes.
  5. If natural causes or other restrictions prevent the use of Aspen Highlands for holding the race, then the Ducky Derby Committee may institute other means to enact a race at their sole discretion.
  6. Each ball will be numbered. Each Ducky Derby ticket number will be assigned to a random combination of two numbers. The first six balls across the finish line will determine the first, second and third place prize winners. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize won. The holder of the first place ticket will win $5,000. The holder of the second place ticket number will win $1000. The holder of the third place ticket number will win $500. 
  7. Entrants must be 21 years or older to win. If the person whose name is on a winning ticket stub is not 21 years old, the prize will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian.
  8. No purchase is necessary in order to enter or win. However, entrants are encouraged to make a $10 donation per Ducky Derby ticket. One free Ducky Derby ticket per person may be obtained by filling out a written request on a 3” x 5” card with name, address, email and phone number and mailed to Ducky Derby Committee, Rotary Club of Aspen, P.O. Box 1527, Aspen, CO 81612, and received at that address by August 7, 2021.
  9. For any ticket not purchased online, the ticket stub portion of each Ducky Derby ticket must be returned to the Rotarian or third party ticket seller at the time of the donation and prior to the race for a ticket to be eligible to win a prize. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase the day of the race at the Rotary Merchandise Booth located on the Festival site at Aspen Highlands. Ticket sales on race day will cease approximately one hour before the race.
  10. The Ducky Derby Committee reserves the right to limit the number of Ducky Derby tickets purchased per individual or organization.
  11. Prize winners need not be present to win. Winning numbers will be posted at aspenrotary.org for 30 days after the event. If any prize winner does not claim their prize by September14, 2021, the Ducky Derby Committee will donate the prize to a charitable organization of its choice.
  12. Each winner has sole responsibility for paying any and all taxes and similar fees on any prize(s) won and must authorize the deduction of such taxes, if any, from the prize(s) to the extent required by law.
  13. Names and likenesses of prize-winners may be used by the Rotary Club Aspen and their designee(s) for promotional purposes without further compensation.
  14. Rotary Club members, their spouses, and resident family members are not eligible to win all prizes.
  15. By entering, entrants release the Rotary Clubs of Aspen and their officers, directors, and staff and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes, the race, and the Ducky Derby Festival.
  16. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
  17. The Ducky Derby Committee will make all decisions about and interpretations of these Rules and Regulations and their judgment is final.
  18. Any provision contained herein which is in conflict with any applicable law, ordinance or regulation shall be deemed omitted and the remainder of the document shall remain in full force and effect.
Our 2021 Sponsors
Mountain Chalet Aspen
Aspen and Snowmass
Clark's Market
Aspen Valley Hospital
Haselden Construction
Alpine Bank Aspen
First Western Trust
Kelly Klee Private Insurance
Mountain Temp Services
Rossmore Enterprises
Timberline Bank
W Aspen
1020 Cooper LLC
Alpine Ace Hardware
Charles Cunniffe Architects
Darnauer Group Communications
Frias Properties of Aspen
The Gant
G.F. Woods Construction, Inc.
Glenwood Springs Ford
Klein Coté Edwards Citron LLC
Lowe Enterprises
M Dev
Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel, LLLP
Ratajczak, David and Allison
Reese Henry & Co.
Rowland+Broughton Architecture & Urban Design
Andrea Gurule - State Farm
Wallison, Peter and Frieda
Zanes Tavern