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


Nick Schutte
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