Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash

What is the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash?

The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois.

Join in on the fun on Oct. 4, 2020, at Walker’s Bluff in Carterville, IL.  This in person event will have wine tastings and food trucks; kids activities and Ducky Derby souvenirs throughout the day. Don’t miss the performances by the Murphysboro Knights of Columbus #988 band “Nine88”.

The duck race this year will be virtual, but you can watch it either on Region K’s Facebook page or at the festival on a 20 foot screen.

After the race, a Black Diamond Helicopter will bring Splash and our Ducky Derby Ambassador Valerie Densler to the event to announce the winners of the race.

How do I adopt a duck?

Adopt a Duck Now

You can Adopt a duck for only $5. Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100) or Ducky Derby Donor (60 ducks for $250)!

*Are you adopting a duck on behalf of a friend, co-worker or family member affiliated with a Sales Team? If so, be sure to select the team you want to get credit for your adoption. Click on a team member name to give credit to a specific person.

For more information, contact Kimberly Talley or (618) 534-3111


Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in-person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 


Oct 04 2020


1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


$5.00 = 1 duck. $25.00 = 6 ducks. $100 = 24 ducks. $250.00 = 60 ducks


Walker's Bluff
208 Lake Jewel Drive, Carterville, IL 62918


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