RENO, Nev.-Nevada Humane Society's Duck Race & Festival is swimming back for a third, fun-filled year with a goal to find "adopters" for 15,000 rubber ducks.
Adoption season is already underway and the excitement continues through the Duck Race & Festival on Sunday, August 26, 11 am - 5 pm, at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno.
15,000 bright yellow rubber ducks will race to the finish line in the Truckee River, raising money and awareness for the cause of homeless pets in our community.
The fastest rubber ducks will win exciting prizes, including a New Orleans Vacation, Sierra Golf Getaway, Pampered Pet Package, Dine Around Reno-Tahoe Package, and more! All entries have a chance of winning a $400K cash prize.
Ducks can be adopted for $5 each at Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno, online, or at a variety of community events, farmers' markets, and major stores between now and event day. Visit NevadaHumaneSociety.org to adopt online and for a complete list of community adoption locations.
The Festival, starting at 11 am on August 26, will include live entertainment, clowns, carnival games, raffles, vendors and a variety of refreshments. Dogs and cats from Nevada Humane Society will be there in search of loving homes and the Duck Race will commence at 4 pm with prize winners announced shortly after the conclusion of the race. Winners do not need to be present.