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RVA Duck Race & Festival of Inclusion

Sat August 3, 2024 Brown's Island
Richmond, VA 23219 US

Official Rules of Play

  1. RVA Duck Race is a standalone raffle produced by, and for the benefit of, the Autism Society of Central Virginia (ASCV, referred to as “Producer”), a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  2. A minimum of 15,000 ducks will be entered in the race. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.

  3. All ducks entered are and shall remain the property of ASCV. Once the ducks are launched, they are on their own. No attempt to free or interfere with any duck is permitted unless deemed necessary by the race committee.

  4. RVA Duck Race will start at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 3, 2024. Ducks will be launched at 3:00pm. The race committee will establish the racecourse. ASCV reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race or to determine the winners by random drawing in the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or other circumstances beyond ASCV's control.

  5. A number will be attached to the bottom of each duck corresponding to the number on the confirmation of purchase email. The person whose name appears on the confirmation of purchase email corresponding to the first ducks in order of finish as gathered in the duck trap or collected by the Producer will be awarded prizes. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize(s). Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email and must pick up their prize from Producer by September 3, 2024.

  6. The entry purchase must be completed in its entirety and delivered to the Producer or an authorized representative of the Producer to be eligible to win any prizes. All entry purchases are subject to the availability of ducks. Except as otherwise provided by the Producers, no other entrants are eligible to win any prizes. Entrants assume the risk of non-delivery of any entries to the Producers or to an authorized representative of the Producers.

  7. No cash equivalent prizes or exchanges will be provided in lieu of the designated prizes. Any taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner. By entering, the entrants release the Producer, its officers, directors, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to the prizes. By entering, winners consent to the promotional use of their names and likenesses without any additional compensation.

  8. To enter, eligible entrants must purchase a raffle entry (“duck entry”) at $8 each, 2 entries for $14, 5 entries for $25, 10 entries for $50, or 25 duck entries for $100.  Sales will be conducted online through the RVA Duck Race & Festival of Inclusion website.  Raffle sales may be suspended at any time by the Judges. Raffle purchases are not tax deductible.

  9. The Duck Race shall be open to legal residents of the United States. The winner of any Prize must be over 18 years of age and must pay any applicable sales tax or other fees associated with the prize. If the Prize winner is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may claim the prize on their behalf. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.

  10. Winners will be announced following the RVA Duck Race. Winners need not be present to win. Winners will also, where necessary, be notified by telephone or email. Winners must show proper identification when claiming prizes. The prizes may not be substituted or exchanged.  If a winner is deemed ineligible to win a prize, Producer will award the prize to the next winner in line, as determined by the order of ducks entering the finishing chute.  If a winner does not claim his/her prize within 30 days of race date, or if the Producer is unable to contact a winner due to insufficient contact information, a prize may not be awarded.

  11. ASCV employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to win any prizes from this event.

  12. All decisions and interpretations of rules and regulations will be made by the Producer and its judgment is final.

  13. In case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances preventing the running of the race, ducks will be selected randomly and winners will be notified by telephone.

  14. This event is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

  15. All entries are non-refundable.

  16. RVA Duck Race, the Festival of Inclusion, and its logo are registered trademarks of the Producer and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or otherwise use them without the Producer’s express written consent.

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