60,000 rubber ducks float down river in Chicago Ducky Derby

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The 13th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby will take off down the Chicago River from the Wabash Bridge Thursday.

The Derby benefits Special Olympics Illinois and raised $400,000 with 58,000 ducks in 2017. Ducks were available for adoption for $5 until 12:30 p.m. online or at 400 N. Michigan Avenue.

A Family Festival featuring Special Olympics athletes will begin at 10 a.m. at the Wrigley Building. Ducks were dropped into the river at 1 p.m.

Watch a timelapse of the Chicago Ducky Derby:
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Watch a timelapse of the Chicago Ducky Derby.



The grand prize winner claimed a 2018 Chevy Equinox from the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers. Other winners took home an Apple Vacation, Chicagoland Speedway tickets, or a $2,500 cash prize.

For more information about Special Olympics Illinois, click here.
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