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The Colony Chamber
Grand Duck Derby

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35,000 ducks are swimming into The Colony in 2024 for one epic rubber duck race!

Each duck is racing to the finish line for the grand prize of $5,000 cash! Over $12 GRAND in cash prizes will be awarded to winning ducks.

Dive into a day of excitement and community spirit at The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby, happening on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the tropical oasis of Hawaiian Waters in The Colony (4400 Paige Road, The Colony TX 75056). This event is not just a celebration; it's a convergence of our city, community, and businesses, all for a good cause.

 

Join us for a guaranteed day of family fun! Indulge your taste buds at the Hungry Duck Food Zone, featuring delectable treats from your favorite local restaurants. Keep the little ones entertained in the action-packed Kid Zone, complete with games, face painting, and fantastic prizes. Witness the thrilling Jeep Zone, where jeeps and ducks unite in an unforgettable show- don't miss the chance for your jeep to win in categories like "Best In Show" or "Least Likely to Make it Home". Explore the Community Booth Zone for great shopping and learn about impactful non-profits.

The highlight of the day? The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby Race, where 35,000 rubber ducks compete for a chance to make lucky winners richer by $12,000 in fantastic prizes. Save the date for this unforgettable experience that not only supports our local business community but also strengthens the bonds within our beautiful city. Stay tuned for more details and mark your calendar – let's come together, celebrate, and have some fun. See you there! 

Purchase your Ducks Starting March 1st, 2024.

WANT TO BE PART OF THIS GREAT EVENT?

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Become A Sponsor

Drawing visitors from across North Texas, Hawaiian Waters is set to host racing, food and fun on May 4th! Get your Business or Organization in front of our thriving community.

Become a duck sponsor with one of the 2024 TCCOC Grand Duck

Derby Sponsorship opportunities.

Click to Download Sponsorship Packages! 

Purchase Sponsorship Packages Here!

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Become A Community Partner

This community event is full of heart with a $1.00 of every duck sold going back to our community partners and nonprofits. There are 35,000 opportunities for your non-profit organization to be supported!  

Learn how to become a TCCOC Grand Duck Community Partner, by clicking here!

Click to Submit Application for Ducks Community Partner Here!

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Become A Vendor

Have a great product? Want to reach more about your organization? The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby is the place to reach your target audience!

More information on Vendor Booth Spaces will be released on February 16th, 2024.

Have questions, click to email here!

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Congratulations to Lee Weddall 1st place winner of$5,000 in 2022!!!

WHAT CAN I WIN?

1st place will receive $5,000, 2nd place will receive $2,500, 3rd place will receive $1,500, 4th place will receive $1,000, 5th place will receive $750, and our slowest duck will round out the prizes with a $250 prize!

1ST PLACE

$5,000

2ND PLACE

$2,500

3RD PLACE

$1,500

4TH PLACE

$1,000

5TH PLACE

$750

SLOWEST DUCK

$250

10 CHAMBER CHOICE AWARDS

The Chamber will also select an additional 10 “Chamber Choice” ducks for additional cash prizes throughout the race. Additional Chamber Choice ducks will also receive non-cash prizes. Now is your chance to enter to win!

You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified at the contact information provided at the time of purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby work? When you purchase a duck or several ducks, your information is entered into our Duckpond database. You can purchase a duck: online, via the mail, at The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby booth, from a non-profit partner or in a sponsoring business. At purchase you will receive you unique identifier aka your Duck # to cheer for. The Duckpond automatically assigns the number of ducks you have purchased next to randomized badge numbers. You’ll have a unique badge number for each duck you purchase.

How do my ducks get in the water? During race day, the Duck Squad handles each duck with care, launching the ducks into the kona Kooler lazy river. Be on the look out for the official race day schedule! You do not want to miss a minute of this fun filled day!

What if you have 32,000 purchased Ducks but you have 35,000 Ducks with Badge Numbers on Duck Race Day? If all ducks have not been purchased by race day, anyone can purchase a remaining duck(s) (chosen at random) until an hour before the race begins, as long as the race is not sold out.

When and where is The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby and what does it cost to participate? The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby will take place on May 4th, 2024, at The Colony Hawaiian Waters at located 4400 Paige Rd. The Colony, Texas, 75056. All ducks purchased by 11:30 a.m. on race day will be entered into the race. We will launch at 1 p.m. The first five ducks through the finish line (plus the slowest duck!) will win cash prizes. 1st place – $5.000 2nd place – $2.500 3rd place -$1.500 4th place – $1,000 5th place – $750 Slowest Duck – $250 10 additional Chamber Choice ducks will receive cash prizes throughout the race. Additional non-cash Chamber Choice ducks will be selected. Want to Sponsor or have a booth at the event?Check out pricing information above!

How will I know which duck is “my duck”? At time of purchase The Duckpond Database will provide you with your official Duck Number. It will also keep track of this information, and on race day the Duck Squad staff will notify the winner(s) by cell & email.

How will I know if my duck wins? The Colony Chamber of Commerce will announce the winning ducks on May 4th, at The Colony Chamber Grand Duck Stage. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified via the contact information provided at the time of purchase.

Who can purchase a duck? You must be at least 18 years old to purchase a duck.

Once I purchase a duck, do I get to keep it? No, you do not keep your duck. They are returned to staff at the end of the race, and they’re stored safely for the 2026 The Colony Chamber of Commerce Grand Duck Derby.

How do I contact someone at The Colony Chamber of Commerce if I have questions that are not answered here? Please contact us at events@thecolonychamber.org with any questions or comments about the event.

Rules & Regulations General Information for The Grand Duck Derby event, 2024: The Grand Duck Derby will be held at Hawaiian Waters located at 4400 Paige Road The Colony, TX 75056 in 2024. The Grand Duck Derby course is established by The Colony Chamber of Commerce and its’ designated partners. The Grand Duck Derby Staff reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race or to determine the winners by random drawing in the event of inclement weather, acts of God, Covid-19, or other circumstances beyond the control of The Colony Chamber of Commerce. In case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances preventing the running of The Grand Duck Derby event, the ducks will be selected randomly, and winners will be notified in writing, by phone or email within 60 days of the event. The Grand Duck Derby is produced by The Colony Chamber of Commerce, 501(c)(6). The mission statement of The Colony Chamber of Commerce is, “The Colony Chamber of Commerce supports business and builds community through collaboration, education and advocacy.” 35,000 ducks will be entered into The Grand Duck Derby to be held at Hawaiian Waters In The Colony in 2024. Rules and Regulations: A copy of the Grand Duck Derby Rules and Regulations, a list of prizes and, after the event, a list of prize winners can be obtained from The Grand Duck Derby by sending a written request with self-addressed stamped envelope to The Colony Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 560006, The Colony, TX 75056. The Colony Grand Duck Derby Staff will provide said rules and regulations within 20 business days of receipt of such request. All decisions and interpretations of rules and regulations will be made by The Colony Chamber of Commerce and The Grand Duck Derby Staff in its absolute discretion, and its judgment is final. The opportunity to win will depend on the total number of qualified entries. All ducks entered are and shall remain property of The Colony Chamber of Commerce and The Grand Duck Derby event.  No person or group may interfere with the racing of The Grand Duck Derby entries. Failure to comply with this rule constitutes disqualification of a person or group, if their duck receives a prize.  The Grand Duck Derby will start at Hawaiian Waters in The Colony, Texas, in 2024. See specific location and parking information on the page above. The Duck Pond, Duck Tracking Information and Prize Redemption: Each duck will have a Duck Tag, this tag number corresponds to a person or group (known as the purchaser). The transaction information (receipt, Duck Tag number) will be compiled and maintained in the official database, hereinafter known as the Duck Pond. The Colony Chamber of Commerce and The Grand Duck Derby Staff will maintain the Duck Pond. A government issued identification will be required to claim any and all prizes awarded by The Grand Duck Derby. Winners will be notified by e-mail and must pick up their prize from the Producer by July 4, 2024. Any taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner. By entering, the entrants release the Producers, its officers, directors, volunteers, staff, sponsors and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to the prizes. Participation Information: By entering The Grand Duck Derby, hosted by The Colony Chamber of Commerce, winners consent to the promotional use of their names and likenesses without any additional compensation. The Grand Duck Derby and The Colony Chamber of Commerce has the consent of the person or person to use any and all likenesses without additional consent of the participant. One free entry per person can be obtained by presenting a handwritten request to The Colony Chamber of Commerce by submitting a self-addressed stamped return envelope for mailing of entry ticket. Requests for free entries after 35,000 ducks have been purchased will not be honored. All requests must be received before noon on September 3, 2022. Winners of any prize must be over 18 years of age and must pay any applicable sales tax or other fees associated with the prize. Winner does not need to be present at The Grand Duck Derby on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 to win. The Grand Duck Derby winners will be announced at The Colony Chamber Grand Duck Stage at Hawaiian Waters. This will take place at the conclusion of The Grand Duck Derby. Winners will also be notified by telephone, email and/or U.S. mail. If a winner does not claim designated prize within 60 days of race date, or if staff is unable to contact a winner due to insufficient or illegible contact information, or if a winner is deemed ineligible to win a prize, The Grand Duck Derby will select a substitute winner by random drawing of entry tickets. All prizes will be awarded by The Grand Duck Derby and The Colony Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Duck Derby event, hosted by The Colony Chamber of Commerce and its’ partners is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

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