Duck Waddle 5K - 2022

645 CO-7, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA


This spring time foot race kick-starts the Estes Park Rotary Club’s DUCK RACE FESTIVAL!

5K Course around Lake Estes - check it out here.

  • Adults: $35.00 (receive one Duck adoption)
  • Youth (14 & under): $25.00
  • Seniors (60 & up): $25.00 (receive one Duck adoption)
  • Add $7.00 to entry cost from April 25th to race day registration.  Register early!

    Adult/Senior Entry Includes: 
     5K Run/Walk, one DUCK RACE TICKET, & one Free 12 oz Beer at our “Co-Host” local breweries.  Add-on Short Sleeve "River Duck" performance tech shirt for $5.
    Youth Entry Includes: 5K Race entry! 
    Add-on a short sleeve "River Duck" tech shirt for just $5!

Race Day Packet Pickup:
Bibs can be picked up on event day ( Northeast side of Estes Park Parking Structure) beginning at 8AM.

We strongly encourage you to pre-register online.


  • Start line: Lake Estes Trail, East of Parking Structure, running counter-clockwise around Lake Estes.
  • Finish line: Lake Estes Trail,  West of the Lake Front Parking area, north side of Lake Estes.
  • Packet pickup: 8:00AM, Northeast side of Estes Park Parking Structure.
  • Start: 9:00AM

Award category:1st and 2nd place male and female overall; then 1st and 2nd place, male and female, in the following categories.  13 & under, 14 – 16, 17 – 19, 20- 29, 30 – 39, 40- 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 – 79, 80 & older

This year the duck race is returning to the river!  Public can watch the rubber duck race starting at 1:00PM. 

If your adopted rubber DUCK wins, you will be eligible to win:

2022 Grand Prize: Cash Prize of $8,000.

2022 Second Prize: Cash Prize of $5,000.

2022 Third Prize: Cash Prize of $2,000.

Eligible for choice of 2 exciting Vacation Packages from Delaware North Parks & Resorts!

  • The Pine Lodge, in Whitefish, Montana near Glacier National Park
  • Old Faithful Cabin at Yellowstone National Park

LOTS of additional prizes given to Duck Race top finishers, too!

Additional Duck Race Adoption forms are available on-line.  We encourage participants to adopt (purchase for $20.) an additional DUCK to increase their opportunity to win generous prizes!