Truckee Duckee Derbee | Float some ducks, win some bucks |

Truckee Duckee Derbee | Float some ducks, win some bucks

Special to the Sun
Amy Edgett / Sierra Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The “most unpredictable two minutes in Tahoe,” the 10th annual Truckee Duckee Derbee, is set for June 9 at the River Ranch Lodge.

The rubber duck races benefit the Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe and the afternoon’s festivities include live music by Angele and the Wildwood Band on the river-side patio, a barbecue, drink and food specials, a fabulous raffle, the hilarious “Dogz in Dudz” K-9 costume contest, and in true Derbee tradition, the “Cool Catz in Hatz” contest open to all attendees. Festivities run 1-4 p.m., with the Dogz in Dudz starting at 2 p.m.

This year’s TDD is dedicated to the memory of fallen Alpine Meadows patrolman Bill Foster who was a key member of the resort’s Avalanche Rescue Dog program.

The pre-race party and registration starts at 1 p.m; “Dogz in Dudz” at 2 p.m.; the Cool Catz in Hatz at 2:30 p.m. and the Derbee commences immediately after. Cost to sponsor a duck is $10 and the top three ducks win cash. Payout depends on the size of the pot. There is no cost to enter the costume or hat contest. Prizes will be awarded to the most stylish and creative canines and hats as determined by a panel of celebrity judges. Tiffanie Story of CW Reno and Bill Jensen will serve as emcees. A Giant mountain bike courtesy of West Shore Sports is the grand prize in the raffle. Winner of the grand prize does not have to be present.

The TDD is sponsored by the Kiwanis of North Lake Tahoe, Michael Hohl Subaru, Goose Island Brewery, West Shore Sports, Charter Communications, Suddenlink, Outside Lake Tahoe TV, CW Reno, Around Tahoe Truckee TV, Squaw Valley Times, Giant Bicycles, Squaw Valley Institute and Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. For more information or to purchase a duck on-line go to or call 530-581-0181.