2023 Del Mar Rotary Chili & Quackers Challenge


Saturday May 13, 2023, Noon to 4 pm


Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA


Ducky Derby Race
3:00 pm: Del Mar Lifeguards take thousands of rubber duckies into the Pacific surf, release them, and corral them back to shore.
Approximately 1000 ducks will be placed in the surf and the first 20 ducks will win awards. The first ducks to reach shore will win hundreds of dollars in prizes - 20 total prizes.
First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $200; Fourth Prize: $100; Fifth Prize: $50. Prizes 6 - 20 consist of various gift cards.

Fun and Games for the Kids!!!
Kids have so much fun seeing the ducks come back to shore and adults enjoy fun, festivities and libations.

Beer and Wine Tent Open
Wine and beer will be available via tickets for sale.

Chili Dogs
Instead of our usual Chili Cook-off we will sell delicious chili dogs.


Admission is Free
Different Ducky adoption packages are available for purchase online & onsite.
Food and beverages can be purchased onsite.


It's Fun for All Ages!!!
Proceeds support the Rotary Club of Del Mar's charitable activities in the local communities and schools, and in underserved nations around the world.

Ducky Derby:
Ducky Adoption Packages

  • Single Quack (1) $10
  • Quacker Trio (3) $25
  • Six Quack (6) $40
  • Quacker Dozen (13) $80
  • Flock (20) $100

Click here to adopt your ducks.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider sponsoring Chili & Quackers by making a contribution here. The Rotary Club of Del Mar will direct your tax deductible donation to where the need is greatest, and you will make a difference in the lives of others. Recognition for the following sponsorship levels is displayed on this site:

  • Platinum: $1,000+
  • Gold: $500 - $999
  • Silver: $200 - $499
  • Bronze: up to $199

Rotary Club of Del Mar Foundation Trust is a charitable organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS code; our tax ID number is 33-0102863.

We Are Grateful to Our Generous Donors

Platinum: $1,000+

Gold: $500 to $999

Silver: $200 to $499

Bronze: Up to $199

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