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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is my tag number?

We can’t give you your tag number because we won’t know it until we run the Mix Report right before the race. This ensures that no ducks get a jump start and the race cannot be fixed so numbers are never given out. However, rest assured that all of the ducks you have adopted will be in the race.

How does it work?

Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a Duck Derby booth or in a sponsoring business is entered into what we call E-Quack, a database that stores all the race 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 random Tag Numbers.

How will I know if my duck wins?

Media Shriners will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption. You do not need to be present to win.

Who does the event benefit?

All proceeds from The Media Shriners Down Hill Duck Derby benefit the Media Shriners, a 501c10 charity located in Black River, New York. All proceeds will provide help in the form of transportation and lodging for children and families receiving medical treatment within the Shriners Childrens Hospital network. Regardless of their ability to pay.