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MEDIA CONTACT: Amanda Malinowski 813-504-9133 or amanda@piptampa.com

 


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?

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 my ducks get in the water?

Let’s Tag! A few days prior to the Incredible Duck Race, volunteers will place numbered tags on the bottom of every duck that will be in the Duck Race - which is 15,000 ducks! The tags are waterproof labels beginning with a 7 digit number and ending with a 7 digit number.

For Example:

8580001-8590000


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 water.


What if you have 14,000 Adopted Ducks but you have 15,000 Tagged Ducks on Duck Race Day?

If all our ducks have not been adopted by race day, it means that a lucky adopter can still adopt up to an hour prior to the race. Their names will be placed at random into the mix, next to a number that does not already have a name by it. Anyone can adopt until an hour before the race begins, as long as the race is not sold out.


When and where is the Incredible Duck Race and what does it cost?

The Incredible Duck Race will take place on August 24, 2019 in Curtis Hixon Park. A total of 15,000 ducks will be launched at approximately 11:45AM. The first three ducks through the finish line will win some amazing prizes. Join us at Curtis Hixon Park at 10:00AM for a free family friendly event with music, food, games, and fun all leading up to the big 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 able to win the race.


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?

If all of our 15,000 ducks have not been adopted as of Friday, August 24, 2019 the remaining ducks will be available for adoption on race day until one hour prior to the start of the race or until the ducks are sold out. Ducks purchased on race day will need to be purchased online.


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 Quack@TampaDuckRace.com or call 813-504-9133.