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Frequently Asked Questions

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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, hold immunization events, purchase holiday gifts for kids in need, provide scholarships, work with leadership clubs in schools at the middle school, high school and college level, and build reading rooms in Boys and Girls clubs around Tampa. Additionally, our foundation provides grants to local non-profit organizations.

How does it work?

We will be holding a virtual race this year due to COVID-19. Winners will be selected via a random number generator. We will hold a live event on Facebook and YouTube to show the virtual race and announce the winner.

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, 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 race.

What if you dont sell all of your ducks?

This year's race is virtual and the winner will be selected at random from the ducks that have been adopted.

When and where is the Incredible Duck Race?

The Incredible Duck Race will take place virtually on May 22, 2021 at noon. You can watch on Facebook Live or YouTube Live. Watch details can be found in your email confirmation.

How will I know if my duck wins?

The winning duck will be announced during the virtual race. The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will also contact the winners using the information provided with their 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 able to win race prizes.

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

Unfortunately no. These ducks will be virtual this year.

Do I need to watch to win?

No, winners will be contacted directly. But we hope you will join us and watch the fun.

Can I adopt ducks on race day?

Yes. Ducks will be available on race day up until 11:15am.

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 or call 813-504-9133.


Please contact Amanda Malinowski, Chair of The Incredible Duck Race. Email or call 813-504-9133.