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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What time does the race start?
A: Promptly at 2:30 PM

Q: I didn't get a receipt after adopting a duck online.
A: Please check your Spam folder for an email from Great American Merchandise & Events. If not, please use the Contact Us page to request a receipt.

Q: I adopted online or mailed in a form. How do I know my numbers of my ducks? And how will I know if I win?
A: When you adopt, your name goes into the database once for each duck you adopt. The numbers that are tagged on the ducks will be randomly assigned to each name in the database at the moment of the race. This is to ensure the integrity of the event. When the race is over the numbers are cross referenced in the database. We will announce the winners by name.

Q: How do I know if my adoption is getting credited to the correct Team?
A: You can credit an adoption in 2 ways.

1. Click on adopt a duck from the main page, enter the number from the adoption paper you received from the team you want to credit, enter the number and hit verify. Continue the payment process to adopt a duck.

2. Go to the Teams page and click on the team you want to give credit to, click on the "Adopt a Duck" button on that teams page and follow the prompts. You do not have to enter a number. When you checkout, you will see a box at the top of the page with the name of the Team and Team Member that you are adopting a duck from.