Swimming in Cash: Estes Park’s 2023 Duck Race Could Score You Ten Grand
After a long, cold winter, Northern Colorado will be more than ready for a beautiful spring day in Estes Park for a festival and a shot at winning. They'll have three big cash prizes and two 3-night vacations.
Rubber Duck races are always a blast, but when Estes Park, Colorado, puts theirs on, it's "off the hook." The Ducks are ready to be adopted, with the money raised definitely helping out the the 64 local charities of the Estes Valley that are involved.
When you have the chance at winning $10,000, why "adopt" only one duck? Each one is only $25, with $22 of that going to the charity you designate with your donation. The 2022 event raised over $160,000; don't you want to be a part of such a big and great fundraiser?
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The Saturday after Cinco de Mayo will see Estes Park brimming with activities, with this race that has been happening since 1989. According to the Estes Park Trail Gazette, the festival will include the annual Duck Waddle 5K kicking things off; there'll be live music, kids activities, and thousands of those yellow rubber ducks. Someone is going to be the adoptee of the duck that crosses the finish line first and earns that owner some real "Uncle Scrooge" money.
CASH PRIZES FOR THE 2023 ESTES PARK ROTARY DUCK RACE:
- Grand Place: $10,000
- Second Place: $ 6,000
- Third Place: $4,000
A $20,000 purse for a duck race is nothing to joke about. This amount of cash will bring in a lot of participants, bringing in more monies for the charities. In addition to the cash prizes, they have two great vacations lined up.
VACATIONS THAT YOU COULD WIN WITH THE 2023 ESTES PARK DUCK RACE:
- One 3-night stay for two at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park.
- One 3-night stay for two to Yellowstone National Park staying at the Jim Bridger Cabins.
The Duck Race will begin at Nicky's Resort and travel eastwardly down to Georg Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza (southwest of Bond Park.)
Duck adoptions for the 2023 Estes Park Rotary Duck Race opened on February 24, 2023.