2. Ducks will be dropped into the Lake on Smythe Park on Daniel Island at approximately 6:00 PM on or about June 1, 2019; it is possible the date and time of the race will change and the most current information will be posted on the Charleston Duck Race website at https://www.charlestonduckrace.com. Ducks will be propelled toward the finish line by water sprayed by the City of Charleston Fire Department. Weather conditions or other interference may affect race time. The Lead Participating Club reserves the right to change or alter the starting location or method at its discretion. If extreme circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Lead Participating Club prevent the completion of the race from occurring at the announced date and time, winners will be determined by a random drawing of adopted duck numbers. Such drawing if needed will be scheduled and conducted by the Lead Participating Club.
3. All rubber ducks shall remain the property of the Lead Participating Club, and handling and possession of the ducks will be by the Lead Participating Club only. Prior to the beginning of the race, a unique number will be assigned to each duck adoption; each adoption will be assigned one number. Multiple duck adoptions on one entry form will be assigned multiple duck identification numbers. Each assigned number will correspond to a unique number associated with one of the rubber ducks in the race. Prizes will be awarded to the adopters whose names appear on the adoption forms corresponding to the qualifying ducks crossing the finish line in the order detailed in paragraph 4, below. A list of adopters and their corresponding duck numbers as of 6:00 PM of the day prior to the race will be posted at the event prior to the start of the race.
4. Once ducks are dropped into the Lake (see paragraph 2, above) they are on their own, except that the Lead Participating Club reserves the right to manually maneuver ducks that deviate off the racecourse. Otherwise, no attempt will be made to free or interfere with any duck unless deemed necessary by the Lead Participating Club. A floating boom will be used to establish the racecourse and to contain ducks while on the racecourse. The boom will be used to direct the ducks to a collection point that will serve as the finish line. All ducks will be retrieved and removed from the water following the race conclusion. The first 7 (seven) adopted ducks to cross the finish line will be deemed the consecutive winners and will share in a prize package totaling $20,000 (twenty-thousand dollars). Prizes will be awarded per the following schedule:
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $5,000
- 3rd Place: $1,000
- 4th Place: $1,000
- 5th Place: $1,000
- 6th Place: $1,000
- 7th Place: $1,000
6. The entry portion of each adoption form must be completed and delivered to the Lead Participating Club or Other Participating Clubs, either physically or via electronic means on the website https://www.charlestonduckrace.com, by 5:00 PM of the day prior to the race; any adoptions received by mail or electronically after that time may not be eligible for prizes. No further adoptions will be accepted by any means after all available ducks have been adopted. If not all ducks have been adopted prior to race day, adoption forms and donations may be accepted at the event up until race time. Mailed adoption forms must be sent to the address found on the form. Entrants assume the risk of non-delivery of any entry. Completed forms can be delivered by hand to an authorized representative of the Lead Participating Club or of the Other Participating Clubs.
7. This event is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. The Rotary Club of Daniel Island, Rotary Charity Duck Race and its logo are the property of the Lead Participating Club and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or use them without the express written consent of the Lead Participating Club.
8. The Lead Participating Club and the Other Participating Clubs reserve the right to distribute net proceeds at their own discretion. For further information regarding the intended use of proceeds see https://www.charlestonduckrace.com.
9. No one is ineligible from participating in duck adoptions. Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Other Participating Clubs’ members, spouses, household members, and all sponsors are eligible to win. The Lead Participating Club asserts the validity and integrity of the event, and welcomes anyone to witness the race. Inquiries may be mailed to Rotary Club of Daniel Island – Rotary Charity Duck Race, 295 Sevens Farms Drive, Suite C, PMB#149, Charleston, SC 29492, or you may use the form on the race website.