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2020 Duck Race and Festival

Family Friendly Event Supports the Nevada Humane Society

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Update: For 2020, this will be a live-streamed event starting at 12 noon on Saturday, August 29, 2020. You can still buy ducks through the Duck Race website as usual. There will still be prizes, including $10,000 or a new car donated by Carson City Toyota.

The 2020 Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival will be in Wingfield Park on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the duck race launching into the Truckee River at 4 p.m. In addition to the duck race itself, other family-friendly things to enjoy include live music and entertainment, carnival games, bounce house, a photo booth, food and goodie trucks, pet adoptions, and more. Admission is free.

The Duck Race and Festival is a benefit event supporting the Nevada Humane Society (NHS) in Reno and Carson City. NHS is a no - kill animal shelter that has achieved national recognition for its outstanding efforts in dealing with homeless pets in the Reno area.

No Dogs: Do not bring your dogs to the event. City of Reno park regulations allow only certified service animals at special events.

Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival, NV
Duck race duckies surge down the Truckee River during the Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival at Wingfield Park in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Adopt a Duck for the Duck Race and Festival

Rubber ducks are available for adoption for just $5 each and less per duck when adopted in packages of 5, 13, 25, and 50., You can adopt online or at the Nevada Humane Society shelter in both Reno and Carson City. In addition, ducks are available at many local businesses.

Grand prize is a new 2019 Toyota Yaris (or $10,000 cash) donated by Carson City Toyota. The first duck (not necessarily the fastest duck) to reach the finish line and enter the official duck trap will be the grand prize winner and can drive off with the car. There will be lots of other prize packages as well as raffle prizes.

More Duck Race and Festival Information

Source: Nevada Humane Society.

Crowd cheers the ducks at the finish line, Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival, Reno, NV
Crowd cheers the ducks at the duck race finish line, Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival, Wingfield Park, Reno. Photo © Stan White

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