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Organizations launch Duck Adoption Sales campaigns

Organizations launch Duck Adoption Sales campaigns

March 2, 2020

The sales campaign for Duck Adoptions for the 2020 Estes Park Duck Race Festival is officially underway. Following a Feb. 27 meeting of representatives of 67 participating organizations, sales began Feb. 28 in person and online at

Sharing of sales tips, adoptions forms and encouragement headlined the Feb. 27 meeting, presided over by Big Duck ’20 Karen Thompson. The session also featured Lee Lasson’s instructions on online sales, including use of a mobile device’s camera to automatically enter credit card numbers and expiration dates for Race Day sales. Duck Central Flock Leader Sandy Lasson explained guidelines for turning in Adoption Forms. Lucky made a spirited appearance to remind the participating organizations that the big yellow duck mascot is available for club and event appearances.

The cost to adopt a duck remains $20. Online adoptions will incur a $2 handling fee per adoption.  This year’s target is to raise $135,000 for the 67 participating organizations, Thompson said.

Organizations will begin turning in completed adoption forms at Duck Central (race headquarters) on Friday, March 27. The complete schedule of Duck Central hours can be found on:

The Estes Park Duck Race Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 2, with a Duck Waddle 5K sponsored by the Estes Park Running Club. Sales and activities kick off in George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza at 10 a.m. and run until noon. Ducks drop at 1 p.m. at Nicky’s, and festivities continue until 4 p.m. near the finish line. The full schedule is available at

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