Duck-A-Thon

The online Duck-A-Thon store is now closed, but you can still sign up for our newsletter to learn more about cool events in the LA/OC area. See you next year!

DUCK-A-THON

At 1,850 feet, the iconic Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest piers on the West Coast. The pier symbolizes the heart of Huntington Beach and is the most photographed spot in town. The city and pier came into existence together in 1904. Thanks to historic surfing demonstrations, this landmark is integral to the Huntington Beach surfing lore.

The three-day event raises much needed funds for AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – Huntington Beach, where thousands of uninsured and medically underserved patients are treated every year.

 DISCLAIMER: The ducks are dropped from the side of the pier into a controlled area regulated by volunteers on surfboards. About 90 volunteers are stationed in the area to retrieve all ducks that are dropped. We have spotters on the pier in case ducks drift in different directions so that they can be retrieved. All ducks are also numbered individually so each can be accounted for and we can ensure they all safely return to shore.

2018 Winners Baby Duck Race Winners:

1. 18-11401 – Rose
2. 18-349 – Tan (Theme)
3. 18-5715 – Gladstone Gander
4. 18-18063 – KO’d
5. 18-1956 – Devon Dude (Theme)
6. 18-11867 – Ally
7. 18-11321 – Buffy
8. 18-5545 – Turner (Theme)
9. 18-18287 – Miss BB
10. 18-11409 – Gema
11. 18-188 – Cheese & Quackers
12. 18-11272 – Wino Duck
13. 18-11947 – Nathanial Duckten III
14. 18-11026 – Zoey
15. 18-18187 Alexander (Theme)
16. 18-11376 – Mendoza 5
17. 18-613 – Baby Vinny K
18. 18-18143 – Mr. Fluffy
19. 18-18254 – Ironman
20. 18-5774 – Rocky (Theme)

21. 18-6824 – SirQuacks-a lot
22. 18-1755 – Daffadil
23. 18-11946 – Earth
24. 18-11778 – Christine
25. 18-6527 – Fast Eddie7
26. 18-18455 – Norann
27. 18-18226- Mia “MacAllister”
28. 18- 18486 – Jeanne Kenehan
29. 18-11493 – Bruin-Duck
30. 18-11309 – Duckingham Palace
31. 18-18206 – T Diffy
32. 18-18385 – Paige
33. 18-11413 – Red Duck
34. 18-18067 – Pooh
35. 18-156 – Lean
36. 18-5358 – Kona 10
37. 17-11974 – Kingston (Theme)
38. 18-18142 – Wacky Waddle
39. 18-18152 – Baby Luigi
40. 18-11362 – Mason Addison D

41. 18-11430 – Windsor $1000
42. 18-11312 – The Winner
43. 18-11572 – I Miss You!
44. 18-18043 – Jayne
45. 18-00015 – Robert Grumet
46. 18-00622 – Wolfman 3
47. 18-11031 – Gootz
48. 18-00791 – Joey Son (Theme)
49. 18-18354 – Oyeah III
50. 18-11424 – Luciana
51. 18-11448 – Gibbs
52. 18-18117 – Daisy (Theme)
53. 18-11492 – Gus
54. 18-1985 – Quakmire
55. 18-11287 – Tuler B
56. 18-8322 Leghton Luck (Theme)
57. 18-11285 – Krispy
58. 18-133
59. 18-18106 – Genius
60. 18-1955 Owie (Theme)
61. 18-18424 – Rellie Duck (LAST DUCK IN)

2018 Winners Themed Winners: (Please check back soon)

Corporate Duck Race Winner:

Alan K. Nicolette

Attorney at Law


Wine Tasting

We kick off this amazing weekend with our Food and Wine Tasting reception by the sea. Come enjoy food and wine from local restaurants/businesses. There will also be auction items available for purchase.

List of participating restaurants and businesses coming soon!

We are currently accepting auction item donations. Gifts such as vacation homes, event tickets, wine, unique experiences, and anything else that could be auctioned would be immensely helpful to our event fundraising efforts. Donations provided are also tax-deductible!

Auction Submission Form: DAT-Auction-2018.pdf

Sip and get your groove on to some LIVE music with the Lifeguard Band

Left to right - retired marine safety officer Steve Reuter. marine safety Lieutenant Greg Crow, lifeguard Sean Cahill and marine safety Lieutenant Claude Panis.


The Main Event

Over 3,000 baby duckies turn the tides yellow as they race to dry land! The first 60 baby ducks to shore win a prize for their owners. The 1st place winner wins $1,000!

The online Duck-A-Thon store is now closed! You can still purchase your ducks at the Huntington Beach Pier. Duck booth will close at 2:30 pm.

All prizes are donated by local business and community members. Are you interested in donating a prize? Email giv[email protected].

After the main event, you will be able to pick-up your baby ducks on:

Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Duck Pond, under the big tent

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Duck Pond, under the big tent

Baby ducks can be picked up until June 15 by calling 714-504-8737

Printable Duck Registration Form: DAT-Registration-Form.pdf

Vendor Festival

During the vendor festival, over 60 vendors set up along the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza to sell their goods including arts, crafts, wellness festival, free health screenings, home décor, jewelry and much more. We also have a Kid Zone which includes bounce houses, retired rubber duck decorating, games, and prizes!

Printable Vendor Form: DAT-Sponsor-Vendor-2018.pdf


Corporate Duck Race

The Corporate Duck Race happens on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. These ducks are much larger than the standard baby ducks. Sponsored by businesses, organizations, and individuals, Corporate Ducks compete for the coveted Golden Duck Traveling Trophy. Each year, a new winner proudly displays this trophy at a location of their discretion. If you’d like, you can even choose to display it at AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – Huntington Beach!

2017 Golden Duck Traveling Trophy Winner

MEDI-WASTE

2018 Corporate Ducks

Tiodize Co. Inc.
Enterprise Visions Inc.
Gentile & Associates, Inc
Crandall’s Plumbing, Inc.
RJLY
Fountain Bowl
Ben Franklin Press
HB Police Officer’s Foundation

C/A Williams, LLC
Coast Motor Werk
First Bank
Savvy Retirement Plans
Jack’s Surfboards
The Training Spot
Golden West College
Strategic Retirement Planning, Inc.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 18, 2018

Wine Tasting / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Vendor Festival / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Main Event / 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Vendor Festival / 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Corporate Duck Race / 1:00 p.m.

Vendor Opportunities

Our Vendor Festival held annually at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach provides a great opportunity for vendors to promote their product to nearly thousands of diverse consumers! Over 60 vendors set up to sell their goods including arts, crafts, home décor, jewelry and much more.

Fees for both days:
Upper Pier Plaza: 10’x10’ space $300.00
Lower Pier Plaza: 10’x10’ space $200.00

Booth space is available on a first come, first served basis and spaces are limited.

Space numbers will be provided when you check in on May 19th. We also have overnight security after Saturday’s event, so it will not be necessary to break down your booth.

You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours once your application and payment has been accepted. If you have any questions or have not received your confirmation, contact us at [email protected].

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AltaMed is looking for volunteers for our 26th Annual Duck-A-Thon event held at the Huntington Beach Pier on May 18-20.

All proceeds for the event help support the AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – Huntington Beach. Volunteers will be placed in the kids zone area to oversee the carnival games, food and ticket sales. Volunteers will also assist with duck registration and retrieval of the ducks on the beach.

Shift times are below or you are welcome to work a full day.

Parking will be validated.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Duck Retrieval: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Duck Retrieval: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Yndra Garcia,

Special Events Coordinator at [email protected] or visit www.volunteermatch.org to register.

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

We hope you join us for our 26th annual celebration as we anticipate a spectacular and successful event. For additional sponsorship information, contact Director of Special Events, Elizabeth Romero at [email protected] or 323-622-2405.

Printable sponsorship form: DAT-Sponsor-Vendor-2018.pdf

Grand Quacker $25,000

  • Company materials distributed with every duck race prize (over 60 winners)
  • 20 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Logo on red carpet backdrop and front loader truck
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 10 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 20 Duck-A-Thon shirts
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance

Gram Quacker $20,000

  • 16 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Logo on red carpet backdrop and front loader truck
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 8 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 16 Duck-A-Thon shirts
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance

Papa Quacker $10,000

  • 10 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Logo on red carpet backdrop and front loader truck
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Challenge Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 5 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 10 Duck-A-Thon shirts
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance

Mama Quacker $5,000

  • 8 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Logo on red carpet backdrop and front loader truck
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 4 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 8 Duck-A-Thon shirts
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance

Junior Quacker $3,000

  • 4 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Company name included on: Banner on Huntington Beach Pier
  • Logo on red carpet backdrop
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 2 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 4 Duck-A-Thon shirts
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance

Baby Quacker $1,000

  • 2 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Logo on red carpet backdrop
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 1 parking pass to designated parking structure for or Food and Wine Tasting
  • 2 Duck-A-Thon shirts
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

List silent auction and prize donors