Duck Race News

Seeking Volunteers!

Help Estes-area charities and organizations raise money by volunteering at this year’s duck race.

For many participating organizations, the duck race is the biggest fundraising effort of the year and a source of funds heavily relied upon. The Rotary Club of Estes Park organizes the Duck Race Festival and handles all the administrative, operational, and financial aspects of the event. Volunteers help make this festive, fun event happen.

“We welcome volunteers from high school age on up to 105 who can give a few hours on Saturday, May 7. No special skills are required except a positive attitude. And be prepared to be surprised at how much fun you will have!” said Beth Weisberg, Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival Big Duck 2022.

The Duck Race Committee is looking for volunteers ages 14 to 105 to help with:
Setting up and taking down equipment, tables, and signs at the start and finish lines.
– Selling duck-themed race merchandise at Nicky’s Steakhouse and George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza.
– Supporting operations at Riverside Plaza and providing engagement activities for race-goers.
– Ensuring safety along the riverbanks.
– Keeping the ducks from getting snagged in the river.
– Helping at the finish line.

“The Rotary Duck Race Festival is raising funds for 66 charities and nonprofit organizations this year and generates so much excitement and goodwill in our community,” said Weisberg. “Being part of that, especially since the ducks will be racing back in the river this year for the first time in 3 years, will be fun for anyone who wants to volunteer!”

A fun day and the satisfying feeling of knowing you helped Estes-area charities to continue offering their important services to the community is guaranteed!

To volunteer to help with any of these activities, please email Beth Weisberg at

The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The Annual Duck Race continues a tradition started in 1989, which has returned nearly $3 million to local Estes Park charities and groups. 2022 marks the 34th annual Duck Race.