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      Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival in Estes Park

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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      Start: Nicky's Steak House - 1350 Fall River Rd , Finish: George Hix Riverside Plaza - 184 W Elkhorn Ave
      Estes Park, Colorado

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      Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival

      2019 ESTES PARK ROTARY DUCK RACE FESTIVAL Estes Park Duck Race Festival charities receive 95% of the money collected from the adoptions. The Estes Park Duck Race is held annually on the first Saturday in May. This 31st Duck Race will be held on May 4th, 2019, and continues a tradition started in 1989 to support the local charities of the Estes Valley. Each year, there are 60-70 non-profit groups that are selected to become the official Participating Organizations and Charities in the Duck Race Festival. The Rotary Club of Estes Park organizes the Duck Race Festival and handles all the administrative, operational, and financial aspects of the event. During the Duck Race "season," people may "adopt" little yellow ducks for the Duck Race and designate the charity of their choice to receive the proceeds of their adoptions. The adopted ducks will be released to float down the Fall River in Estes Park on the day of the race. Volunteers at the Finish Line, near the Wheel Bar, collect the ducks and Prizes are awarded to the adopters of the ducks that win the Duck Race. After the race, the collected funds are distributed to the Participating Organizations and Charities on the basis of the number of duck adoptions credited to each benefitting group. Adoption is simple. Choose your quantity of adoptions or packs. Click “Order Now”. Put in your information. For each adoption, please provide whose name we can put the adoption in (great gift idea!). For each adoption, choose what charity your adoption will benefit. Finish your order and check your email for confirmation to keep for your records. **You do not need to be present for the race.** Check back after Race Day to see if you won! Prize winners will be posted on this website and also will be notified by email. Visit for full details, and you can adopt ducks through Eventbrite on this site as well. Schedule of Events Adoptions sold until noon at various locations in the schedule of events. 9:00 a.m. – Duck Waddle 5K Race (Go to for more info on the 5k Waddle.) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Festival at George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza and Nicky’s Steakhouse on Fall River Road Duck Adoptions Sales end at NOON 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Bond Park Festival with Live Entertainment, Food Vendors, Beer Garden, and Fun Family Activities. 11:30 a.m. – Starting Line at Nicky’s Resort with live music and Duck Adoption sales. 12:00 p.m. – Duck Adoptions end 1:00 p.m. – Official Duck Race Drop at Nicky’s Resort! 1:30 p.m. – Watch the Winning Ducks cross the Finish Line near the Wheel Bar in George Hix Riverside Plaza 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Stay the afternoon to enjoy the Festival with live music, food, and activities in Bond Park and George Hix Riverside Plaza. Starting Line at Nicky's Resort MAP LINK TO STARTING - Finish Line at George Hix Riverside Plaza (near the Wheel Bar) MAP LINK TO FINISH -  Visit for full details... Joy. . . that feeling of wonderful delight you receive when you do something for others . . . and it ends up making you feel joyful as well! The essence of the Rotary Duck Race Festival is to support PEOPLE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE . . .  The way it works is simple:Adopt a Duck or many Ducks.  Maybe win an awesome prize?But most importantly, help a cause that you care about.  And consider . . . the more Duck Adoptions you purchase . . .the more JOY you spread around!

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