Living Green Olympia: Dash, You Rubber Duckies - DASH!!

Dash, You Rubber Duckies - DASH!!



Duck Dash in Tumwater

OK - coming up is your chance to see LOTS of yellow rubber duckies dash down the Deschutes River in Tumwater, WA - and maybe win you a prize!  This will be the 21st annual Lacey Rotary Duck Dash and it sure is a good time for young and old, as well as a fun way to donate to a number of local charity and community improvement projects.

Tumwater Duck Dash

The event begins at 11 AM on Saturday June 5th, and Tumwater Falls Park will have food, music, Kids World with face painting, fishing pond, arts & crafts, ducky masks & puppets, inflatable bouncy toys - even a free bicycle drawing.  So there will be lots to see and do while you wait for the big moment at 4 PM when the rubber duckies get tipped into the river! 


Tumwater Falls Park

And if your duck is one of the first to cross the finish line, you could win a great prize - gift cards and certificates, cash, a night's stay at Great Wolf Lodge, a steelhead fishing trip for 2, a men's watch, a woman's diamond ring - or even a Ford Mustang! 

Duck dash tickets are on sale at a number of local businesses or through Lacey Rotary, so be sure and get your ticket for a lucky, speedy yellow duckie!


And even if you don't win a single prize, you will have a great time - we sure did last year!!!  Tumwater Falls Park is a beautiful place to spend a Saturday!

Tumwater Falls Park



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Comment balloon 6 commentsNancy Conner • June 01 2010 02:59PM


Lovely pictures, thanks for the fun post.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 10 years ago

Wow - that makes me wish I were in Washington - how fun! We need to organize something like that down here. :-)

Posted by Mike Martin, Realty Masters & Associates ((909) 476-9600 ~ over 10 years ago

Thanks Ron & Alexandra - the event is really a lot of fun - & Tumwater Falls Park is so beautiful it is always fun to visit!

Hi Mike!  Yeah - you might have to come visit us in Washington!  I know the Rotary Club here has done this event for years as a great fundraiser for local charities - the tickets for a duck are just $5.00 and most all the rest is free - a great family outing!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 10 years ago

I have done this before...Never even came close.  I think my duck got lost!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 10 years ago

This is the 2nd post I've read about your rubber ducky race. I just hope someone lets us know how their ducky does at the end of the race ;-)

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 10 years ago

Thanks for your comments William & Lisa - so far I haven't had a duck actually win anything - there are LOTS of rocks and little eddies to catch many of them along the shore before they get to the finish line.  Maybe this year!!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 10 years ago