GENERAL CONTACT: Quack@TampaDuckRace.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Amanda Malinowski 813-504-9133 or email@example.com
NOTE: We partner with a company that runs these races all over the world and have taken many measures to be sure that these ducks are not a threat to our beautiful waterway. The ducks will be contained in a lane of containment booms deployed by a professional environmental company and funneled to the finish line. We will have several boats and volunteers on hand to help make sure all of the ducks are collected and accounted for. All ducks will be removed at the end of the event.
Who does the Incredible Duck Race benefit? All proceeds from the Incredible Duck Race will benefit the Tampa Kiwanis Foundation. The Kiwanis Club of Tampa has been helping children in local community since 1919. Our enthusiastic members pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children in our community. Locally we build ramps for the disabled, maintain 5 StoryWalks, hold immunization events, purchase holiday gifts for kids in need, provide scholarships, and work with leadership clubs in schools at the middle school, high school and college level. Additionally, our foundation provides grants to local non-profit children's organizations.
How does it work? Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a Duck Race 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 you identify the ducks? Each duck has a unique Tag number on the bottom that is tied to the person who adopted them. If you adopt multiple ducks your duck numbers are shuffled up so that your duck numbers are not in a direct sequence. Our database 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.
I ordered multiple ducks, but only got one order number. The order number corresponds to your order, it is not your duck number. You made one transaction, so you received one order number via email. Duck Tag numbers are automatically and randomly assigned by computer. If you adopted multiple ducks, each duck will get a unique tag number in the database. Duck 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, so to ensure the integrity of the race, tag numbers are never given out. Rest assured, however, that all of the ducks you have adopted will be in the water.
What is my duck number? Duck 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, so to ensure the integrity of the race, tag numbers are never given out. Rest assured, however, that all of the ducks you have adopted will be in the water.
What if you have 9,000 Adopted Ducks but you have 10,000 Tagged Ducks on Duck Race Day? All 10,000 ducks will be raced as the numbers are random and already prepped and mixed up. We catch 25 ducks at the end of the race. If the first duck has no owner assigned it will be discarded and we will move on to the next one, and so on until we have our winners.
When and where is the Incredible Duck Race and what does it cost? The Incredible Duck Race will take place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on April 6, 2024 from 10am to 1pm. There is no cost to attend. Ducks are $5 each if you want to enter the race.
How will I know if my duck wins? The winning duck will be announced immediately following the race. The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will also 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 a duck. Sponsors, and Kiwanis Officers and Board of Directors are not eligible to win race prizes.
Once I adopt a duck, do I get to keep it? No. After you adopt your duck, The Kiwanis Club of Tampa 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! Join us at Curtis Hixon Park at 10:00AM for a family friendly event with music, food, games, and fun all leading up to the big race.
Can I adopt ducks on race day? We will hold 1,000 ducks to be sold up until the start of the race or until the ducks are sold out. Ducks sell out quickly so we highly recommend you adopt a duck in advance.
Can I view by boat? The waterway is open to boat traffic. However, our floating billboards and the boats involved with running the race that may obscure your view. The best way to watch the race will be from Curtis Hixon Park.
Is the event dog friendly? Yes! Please bring your pet and enjoy the festivities.
How do I contact someone at the Incredible Duck Race if I have questions that are not answered here? Please contact Amanda Malinowski, chair of The Incredible Duck Race. Email Quack@TampaDuckRace.com or call 813-504-9133.
MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Amanda Malinowski, chair of The Incredible Duck Race. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-504-9133.