The Great Drake Park Duck Race

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.

Over the years, the Great Rotary Duck Race has generated more than $1.1 million for local charities. As the largest participant/ticket seller, Rotary Club of Greater Bend is able to directly designate $20,000-$25,000 annually to worthy non-profits. Beneficiaries over the past 6 years have included Boys and Girls Club of Bend, Healing Reins, Abilitree, Deschutes Children’s Foundation, The KIDS Center, Healing Reins, Bethlehem Inn, Cascade Youth & Family Center, Younity, Volunteers in Medicine and many others.

If your organization is interested in applying to be a beneficiary of the next Duck Race, click here for the application form.

Click here to see the Duck Race website and learn more.

2022 Duck Race Photos

Photos from Previous Years