Humane Society duck race set for August 18

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RENO, NV (KOLO) Nevada Humane Society’s Duck Race & Festival is swimming back for its 9th year with a goal to adopt 20,000 rubber ducks to benefit homeless pets.

The community is encouraged to adopt rubber ducks now, then spend a fun-filled day in the park to cheer on their ducks as they race down the Truckee River. The grand prize is a 2019 Toyota Yaris — donated by Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota.

You can adopt a Lonely Duck, a Quack Pack, or another ducky package, starting at $5.

Rubber ducks are available online here or at the Nevada Humane Society shelters in Reno and Carson City. In addition, ducks are available at a variety of community events, including Farmers Markets, Aces games and more.

The Duck Race & Festival is Sunday, August 18, from 11am to 5pm, at Wingfield Park. The festival includes live entertainment, clowns, carnival games, vendors and refreshments. Dogs and cats from Nevada Humane Society will be there in search of loving homes. The Duck Race will commence at 4pm with prize winners announced shortly after the conclusion of the race. Winners do not need to be present.

This event is made possible by sponsors Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota, KOH 780AM, K-Bull 98.1, The Vibe 95.5, Wild 102.9, Reno News & Review, Q&D Construction and the City of Reno, as well as the many Duck Partners and volunteers. The Duck Race & Festival is free and open to the public.

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