enter the 2002 race, please read the terms
and conditions. There is nothing legally heavy or
scary in there, it's just to cover us and make sure we
all know where we stand.
You will need:
least 50 plastic ducks, there is no maximum. Not sure
where to get ducks? PLASTICDUCKS.COM
of course! We make no money from any of the wholesalers
listed, but please give us a mention if you buy from
any of them.
- Some helpers.
The main race co-ordinator must be at least 18.
- a website
to show the progress of your duckrace.
Once you have
purchased your ducks and know the exact number of ducks
you will be using, send us an e-mail and let us know:
name of your race.
- The number
of ducks to be let loose.
- The area(s)
where the ducks will be set free.
- The name
of the race co-ordinator so we know who to contact.
We will send
you an e-mail back allocating you the next set of available
numbers (this is why you must tell us the exact number
of ducks in the first e-mail). You will need to label
your ducks with two things:
can label your ducks however you wish, use tie-on tags,
waterproof stickers etc... The most important thing is
that it must survive the weather. We used those clicky
When you start receiving e-mails from people who claim
to have found one of your ducks you need to make sure
that they are genuine. You need some way of checking that
they can identify your duck to show that they actually
have it there in front of them. This could be a unique
duck name on the sticker or a randomly generated serial
number like 637483930 or something. We used a combination
of colours- we used a number of different colours for
the neck band (which had the web address on it) and the
underside sticker (which had the number on it). We kept
a big list that showed all the ducks colour combinations
This information should not appear anywhere on your website
and you should ask all people who find a duck to state
the security feature to prove the find.
need to set up your website. You will need a basic front
page with a menu. You might start off simple with something
- Report a Duck
- Check a Duck
You will also
need to add a link to the main IFoundADuck website. We'll
provide some graphics soon for this soon and we'll also
make available all the graphics from the main site so you
can use those.
You will need
an area where people can report Duck finds. This can be
a feedback form if you know web programming or just a simple
e-mail link. Make sure you include instructions asking for
all the information you want to list on the website. Where
it was found, when it was found etc... Look at our site
if you want ideas, you don't have to work out speeds etc.
- it can be tricky and time consuming.
If you wish to use your Duckrace to raise money for charity
then feel free to do so. If you wish to use your website
to promote anything then you may place a discrete link on
your site though we will remove links to any sites that
contain any adult material or anything we feel is not appropriate.
website is ready, it's time to race! Let us know the date
and the details and we'll add your race to the main page
on the IFoundADuck website. When people find one of your
ducks they will come to the main site and then look down
the list of races until they find the race with their
number in it. then they will click the link and be taken
off to your site to report the find.
Ducks around your race area. Space them out so that people
don't pick up too many together so as many people can
take part as possible. Parks and public squares are good
places. You may need to get permission for some places
so do check. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Be safe! Don't leave
Ducks near roads or in places where people could have
accidents in retreiving them.
Make sure you
take some photos of the launch day and e-mail them to
us as we'd love to see them. Also. tell your local paper
/ radio station / TV station - this could be your 15 minutes!
enjoy your race! - You can give out prizes if you like.
How long you keep your race going is up to you...
tried to make it as simple as possible, there aren't a
lot of strict rules and we just want peopel to join in
and have fun. If you are still unsure of anything then
just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- we will try and give advice where we can, but our time
is limited so please bear with us if you are waiting for
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