Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
Hays Aquatic Park
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. –  Announcements

6:00 p.m. – 1st Heat of Duck Derby Race

6:10 p.m. – Duck Dash Race (Kids Ducks)

6:20 p.m. – 2nd Heat of Duck Derby Race

6:40 p.m. – 1st Heat of Boat Race

6:50 p.m. – 2nd Heat of Boat Race

7:00 p.m. – 3rd Heat of Boat Race

7:15 p.m. – Championship Duck Derby Race

Announce Boat Awards and Duck Derby Winners

          * Swimming areas will be closed during the event.

Duck Derby Race:

There will be thousands of ducks racing around the Lazy River at Hays Aquatic Park. The ducks will be split into heats of about 3,500 ducks per heat. The top 500 ducks (from each heat) will get to compete in the big Championship Race! Prizes will be awarded to the first 10 ducks crossing the finish line at the Championship Race.

We will have almost all the ducks sold prior to the event. However, any remaining ducks will be sold at the event prior to the first race.

See complete list of prizes on the “Duck Derby” tab.


Duck Dash:

There will be a Duck Dash for kids ages 12 and under with brightly colored ducks sold for $2 per duck. Each child will get to take a duck after the race. There will also be prizes for the top winners of the Duck Dash.  See complete list of prizes on “Duck Dash” tab.


High Plains Baptist Church’s “Sink or Sail” Challenge:

Businesses will build a boat made only of cardboard and duct tape. It will be a lot of fun with people gathered around cheering for their favorite, watching boats sink, and the winner crossing the finishing line. Boats can be painted and decorated, but only cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the boat. An entry into the boat race will cost $500 and we will only accept 24 entries. There will be multiple boat races in the lap pool with 6 businesses per race. The boat with the fastest time will have naming rights for next year’s soggy bottom challenge. Certificates will be given for: Titanic Award, Spirit Award, and Best of Show.

The Local Food Truck

Will be on site and serving!

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Thank you for
your support!