More than 1,000 ducks will take to the waters of Willow Creek today for the Carson Valley Duck Derby.
The Sierra Nevada Women's Active 20-30 Club of Douglas County is sponsoring this year's race previously hosted by the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
The water levels are up, and people can expect a fun, family event," President Leslie Batistich said. "None of this would be possible without the support of Big George Ventures."
The community race begins at 1 p.m., followed by the business class race and service clubs/churches at 2 p.m.
Ducks are available for purchase until 11 a.m. today at the Duck Derby booth in Lampe Park.
A single duck costs $5, a quack pack of 20 ducks is $20 and a flock of 13 ducks costs $50.
Prizes are awarded to the first, second and third duck across the finish line, as well as the last duck to cross the finish line.
Prizes include a grill from Minden Grill, glider ride from SoaringNV, a ski/snowboard season lease package from CV Sports, Reno Aces tickets with ceremonial first pitch, Wild Island tickets and many more.
Derby mascot Lucky Duck will be at the first race cheering on contestants and posing for pictures.
The 20-30 club raises funds via a variety of events throughout the year, and the Carson Valley Duck Derby is now their largest fundraiser.
A majority of the proceeds will go toward the back to school shopping spree in August for underprivileged and special needs children.
A portion of the money will also be donated to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
"We thank the food closet from the bottom of our hearts that we can carry on such a great community event that they started years ago," Batistich said.
For information on the event or becoming a volunteer with Active 20-30, visit www.sierranv2030.org or call 783-8676.
•Volleyball tournament, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Art show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the CVIC Hall
•Craft show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
•Carnival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Grease pole, noon-4 p.m.
•Glutton bowl, noon-2 p.m.
•The annual Carson Valley Duck Derby is one Carson Valley Days tradition that has returned thanks to the Sierra Nevada Women's Active 20-30 Club. The duck race starts 1 p.m. at Willow Creek. Ducks are $5 each and may be purchased until 11 a.m. at the Duck Derby booth in Lampe Park.
•Music, The Uglys 2-4 p.m.
•Adult/Kids tricycle race, 2-3 p.m.
•Carson Valley Days raffle, 4 p.m.
Times subject to change. All events are in Lampe Park unless otherwise stated.