Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration fee?

There is a $5 registration fee that goes toward your fundraising goal to get your fundraising started! Register as Duck Ambassador and share your efforts with your family, friends and colleagues.

How can my supporters purchase ducks?


  • Send them the link to your Duck Ambassador Page
  • They can search for your name
  • If they prefer to write a check, it can be made out to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation A duck purchasing form must be included with each check so the donor is entered into the race.


Donation forms with contribution may be mailed to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Attn: Columbus Duck Race
PO Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

Are duck race entries purchased on my behalf tax deductible?

Duck Race entries are considered raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The IRS has determined that purchasing the chance to win a prize has value that is essentially equal to the cost of the raffle ticket.

When is the deadline to buy ducks?

Online sales close Thursday, July 18th at noon. Ducks can also be purchased in person on Race Day.

Can I buy ducks but not be a Duck Ambassador?

Yes! Click “donate” on the homepage to make a general donation to the event by selecting how many ducks you wish to buy.

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