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Win Dinner for 2 Anywhere in the World

Sponsor the Winning Rubber Ducky & Pack Your Bags!

Where will you go?

Alaska or Hawaii? 

Australia or South Africa?

Those are all places previous winners have traveled!  

Winner gets:

  • Airfare for two

  • Two-night hotel stay

  • Dinner for two (alcohol not included)


Many winners extend their trip at their own expense. Some restrictions apply.  Read the race rules below.

The Ducky Wucky RIver Race is historically held on a Saturday in May on the Nashua River in Harvard, Mass. 


As many as 10,000 rubber duckies or more may compete in the race, but it depends on how many ducks are sponsored (tickets sold).  No ducks are harmed in the race!  Specially trained duck wranglers round up every duck at the end of the race.  We set up booms at the finish line to direct the ducks into a funnel, so one at a time can finish the race.

You don't have to be present to win. (We are unable to make accommodations for public viewing of the race.  Ticket sales online and in-person close on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 5 p.m. There will be no ticket sales on the day of the race.)

The winners and race video and/or photos will be posted online after the race.)

The Ayer Rotary Club uses the net proceeds to support local charitable causes, such as food pantries, youth sports, scholarships, and aid to families in need.


Rules of the Ayer Rotary Club's 

Annual Ducky Wucky River Race

1. Once ducks are launched, they are on their own, 

except that the race committee reserve the right to

free them if caught in branches or other river impediments.

2. Winners will be determined by serial number on

the ticket corresponding assigned the number of each

duck in order of finish.  If an unsponsored duck should

finish in the top winning number of ducks, that number

shall be disallowed in favor of the next sponsored duck to finish.

3. Decisions of the judges stationed at the finish line

will be final.  Judges are not eligible to win.

4. The Grand Prize and runner-up winners will be

announced at the end of the race.  They will also be

notified by telephone, electronic mail and/or US Mail with

redemption certificate enclosed.  Winners will be instructed

on method of claiming prizes, but such claim is the sole

responsibility of the winner and must be accomplished by

the June 30th following the race.

5. It is not necessary for ticketholders of winning ducks to

be present to claim prize(s).

6. Names of winners will be published in a public forum, such as local area

newspaper(s) and/or this website following the date of the race.

7. The Grand Prize, referred to a "Dinner for Two Any-

where in the World," is subject to the following restrictions:

- Grand Prize winner must make destination selection no

later than June 30th following the race, and destination

selection must be considered an international gateway by

the International Airlines Traffic Association.

- All travel must be completed within one calendar year of

the race date.

- The Grand Prize includes airfare for two. The lowest applicable

excursion airfare will apply.  Neither land arrangements nor

airline tickets are transferable or refundable.

- Depending upon destination, there are certain dates referred

to as blackout dates during which the trip cannot be taken.

Winner must abide by airline rules regarding minimum stay

and any other conditions which may be imposed on dates

of travel.

-The Rotary Club of Ayer-Harvard-Shirley-Devens (the Club) will provide

two nights hotel stay, with any balance of hotel costs at the

expense of the passengers.

- Winners will also be reimbursed for the cost of two complete

dinners, excepting alcoholic beverages, at a restaurant of the

winner's choosing at the selected destination.

- All travel arrangements required for the Grand Prize must be

made by agents of the Rotary Club of Ayer-Harvard-Shirley-


- Any variations from the rules above will be the responsibility

of and at the expense of the passengers/prize winner.  Any

trip extensions or flight upgrades will be the responsibility of

and at the expense of the passengers/prize winner, but

should be coordinated with the Club's agent.

8. Any prize other than the Grand Prize may be transferred to

a person or persons of the prize winner's choice.  Grand Prize

may not be sold, transferred or assigned.  Any tax liability that

might be incurred as a result of winning any prize is the

responsibility of the prize winner.

9. There will be no cash equivalent prizes in lieu of designated


10. The race is being supervised by the Club, its members and

appointed volunteers.  The race is for the benefit of various

charities supported by the Club.

11. Failure to follow these rules may result in the decision by

the Club to disqualify a prize winner.

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