Do I need to be present to win?
No, the winner does not need to be present to win.
How will I know if my duck wins?
Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary 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 Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race benefit children. This year's beneficiaries include Young Parents Network, Jon Cushing Sunshine Grant Fund, Legacy for Learning college scholarship fund and Daybreak Rotary International Projects. Daybreak Rotary's mission is to make a lasting positive impact on the citizens of Cedar Rapids who need it the most - children and families.
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. Numbers are never given out to ensure that the race is not fixed. However, rest assured that all the ducks you have adopted will have a chance to be selected as the winner.
Can I adopt ducks on Race Day?
Duck entries will be available for adoption Saturday until at least one hour prior to the start of the race at a booth set up at the Duck Race. Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary will be at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market on the morning of Saturday, June 17th.
How does it work?
Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market or in a sponsoring business is entered into what we call E-Quack, a database that stores all 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.