Frequently Asked Questions

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Who does the Super Duper Duck Splash benefit?

All proceeds from the Super Duper Duck Splash will benefit the Wakefield Rotary Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Wakefield Rotary Club, and its youth initiative programs.

When and where will the race happen?

The ducks will race on Saturday, June 15 during a family festival taking place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at WRAL Soccer Park, 7700 Perry Creek Road in Raleigh. Look for signs and follow them to Parking Lot 5. We'll have games, activities, a DJ, vendor & sponsor booths and food trucks. If you've never seen a rubber duck race, this is the place to be for the race and so much more!

How does it work?

Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a Duck Splash booth or in a sponsoring business is entered into what we call E-Quack, a database that stores all of the information. Next to your name in E-Quack is the number of ducks you have adopted. The tag range is entered into E-Quack and all the numbers are shuffled up. Then, E-Quack automatically assigns the number of ducks you have adopted next to Tag Numbers. Thus, if you adopted 5 ducks, your name will be placed next to 5 different Tag Numbers.

How do my ducks get in the water?

Let’s Tag! A few days prior to the Super Duper Duck Splash, volunteers will place numbered tags on the bottom of every duck that will be in the Duck Splash - which is at least 5,000! The tags are waterproof labels beginning with a 7-digit number and ending with a 7-digit number.

For Example: 8580001-8590000

What is my tag number?

Tag numbers are automatically and randomly assigned by computer. We want to make sure that no duck has an unfair advantage and the race is not fixed, to ensure the integrity of the race, tag numbers are never given out. Rest assured, however, that all the ducks you have adopted will be in the water.

What if you have 4,000 adopted ducks but you have 5,000 tagged ducks on Duck Splash Day?

If all our ducks have not been adopted by Duck Splash Event day, it means that a lucky adopter can still adopt their duck(s) up to an hour prior to the race. Their names will be placed at random into the mix, next to a number that does not already have a name by it. Anyone can adopt until an hour before the race begins, as long as the race is not sold out.

When and where is the Super Duper Duck Splash and what does it cost?

The Super Duper Duck Splash will take place on June 15, 2019, at WRAL Soccer Park. A total of at least 5,000 ducks will participate in the Super Duper Duck Splash. The first 3 ducks through the finish line will win some amazing prizes.

How will I know if my duck wins?

A member from the Wakefield Rotary Club will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption. You do not need to be present to win.

Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?

Rubber ducks, silly!

Who can adopt a duck?

Anyone! However, you must be at least 18 years old to adopt one or more ducks.

Once I adopt a duck, do I get to keep it?

No. After you adopt your duck, the Super Duper Duck Splash team will work hard to train, coach, and make sure each one is ready for Duck Race day. After the race, all of the ducks will fly off to their next race somewhere in the US.

Do I need to be present to win?

No, the winner does not need to be present to win. We do hope you will join us for the festivities though!

Can I adopt ducks on race day?

If all our 5,000 ducks have not been adopted as of June 14th, the remaining ducks will be available for adoption on race day until one hour prior to the start of the Duck Splash Event at an adoption booth set up during the Super Duper Duck Splash.

How do I contact someone at the Super Duper Duck Splash if I have questions that are not answered here?

Please contact us by emailing