Registration opens Monday, June 26th!

Whether your paddling has two ducks or a dozen, they are excited to be adopted and are ready to dash against thousands of others to benefit the Child Life Programs at Sutter Children's Center & UC Davis Children's Hospital.

Join us on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5 pm as thousands of rubber ducks race in the Calypso Cooler, an 800-foot-long lazy river, at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo.

Each adoption of 30 ($125) or 75 ducks ($250) includes acces to the VIP area sponsored by Quick Quack Car Wash! VIP area includes FREE food, drinks, ice cream, and shaded cabanas with lounge chairs! See below for exact benefits of each adoption level. 

Funds raised by The Duck Dash will be used to benefit hospitalized children. Donated funds are used for programs including Beads of Courage & Music Therapy and activities such as art projects, games, musical instruments, activity books, toys, movies, video games, iPads, Kindles, and exercise equipment. These programs and activities are designed to help children and families cope with their medical experiences, educate children about their illnesses, prepare them for procedures and surgeries, offer normal childhood play experiences, and celebrate holidays and special events during hospitalization.

The Duck Dash is owned and operated by Donut Dash, a registered 501(c)3. Tax ID 27-1671648

 
 
 
 

Registration Fees

2 Duck Paddling

Includes 1 half-day ticket to Raging Waters entry at 2 pm on Aug 12th

Jun 26 - Aug 12 Current Price $15.00

5 Duck Paddling

Includes 1 All-day OR 2 Half-day tickets to Raging Waters on Aug 12th

Jun 26 - Aug 12 Current Price $30.00

12 Duck Paddling

Includes 2 All-day OR 4 Half-day tickets to Raging Waters on Aug 12th

Jun 26 - Aug 12 Current Price $60.00

30 Duck Paddling & VIP area

Includes 4 VIP area access & all-day tickets to Raging Waters for on Aug 12th

Jun 26 - Aug 12 Current Price $125.00

75 Duck Paddling & VIP area

Includes 8 VIP area access & all-day tickets to Raging Waters on Aug 12th

Jun 26 - Aug 12 Current Price $250.00

200 Duck Paddling & VIP area

Includes 16 VIP area access & all-day tickets to Raging Waters on Aug 12th

Jun 26 - Aug 12 Current Price $500.00

PRIZES

Prizes for top 10+ ducks!

Grand Prize Donated by Quick Quack Car Wash – $1000 Visa Gift Card
2nd Place Donated by Southwest Airlines – Two round trip tickets ($800 value)
3rd Place Donated by Raging WatersBreaker Beach Premium Cabana for up to 16 people in 2017. Includes all day admission & Private Cabana ($500 value)
4th Place Donated by Quick Quack Car Wash – Unlimited “Protect” Car Wash for 12 months good at all 11 Sacramento locations ($360 Value)

Following prizes are available for selection in order of finish of places 5+

– Donated by Quick Quack Car Wash – Unlimited “Basic” Car Wash for 12 months ($230 Value) good at all 11 Sacramento locations
– Donated by Raging Waters – 4 “Sacramento Season Passes” for 2018 ($125 value)
– Donated by Mikuni Sushi – Mikuni Gift Bag ($100 value)

**Winners do not need to be present to win. Prizes will be selected by winners in order of finish. Additional Prizes may be added. No cash equivalent or exchanges will be provided in lieu of the designated prize.***

 
 
 
 

FAQ's

How do I pick-up my tickets to Raging Waters?

Starting at 11:00 am on the day of the event, there will be a table near the entrance of Raging Waters to pick-up your tickets. Half-day entry begins at 2 pm. These tickets are only valid for the day of the event. Please bring proof of ID to pick-up your tickets, you may NOT pick-up for others.

Is parking at Cal Expo free?

Parking at Cal Expo is free AFTER 4 pm. If you’d like to enter the park earlier, you will need to pay for parking.

Can I watch The Duck Dash for FREE?

Yes! You can park for free at Cal Expo and enter Raging Waters for free starting at 4 pm the day of the event.

Can I keep the ducks I adopt?

Because our ducks are specially trained racing ducks and we use them year after year, they remain in our care after the event.

Do I have to be present to win?

No, each duck is numbered and assigned for tracking so we will contact winners via phone and/or email.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event Schedule

  • August 12 11:00 AM PDT - Ticket pick-up starts at Raging Waters. Park opens at 11 am.

  • August 12 2:00 PM PDT - Half-day entry begins to Raging Waters

  • August 12 4:00 PM PDT - FREE parking & entry to Raging Waters

  • August 12 5:00 PM PDT - The Duck Dash at the Calypso Cooler

  • August 12 6:00 PM PDT - Raging Waters Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

Raging Waters Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

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