Quack Attack 5K
United Against Poverty



Race Information




Awards and Prizes


What is included in my registration?

Each participant receives the following with their registration:

I registered but can no longer participate, can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfer registrations. If you are unable to make it to the event, please let us know. Ask a friend to pick-up your race shirt on your behalf!

How do I register my child without an email address?

If you are participating in the event in addition to your child without a unique email address, you must first register yourself. Once registered, enter your fundraising dashboard and click on Manage Registrations in the menu on the left. Here you will select Non-Fundraising Participant. When asked for an email please use the email you registered yourself with. The newly registered child/youth participant won’t be able to fundraise online under their name for the event, but will still be able to participate on race day!

If you are not participating, you may register your child under your own email address as a Fundraising Participant on the main event page without first having to register yourself.

How can I register more than one participant?

Visit our registration site and register yourself as a participant. Once registered, enter your fundraising dashboard and click on Manage Registrations in the menu on the left. This is where you can add any additional family/group members on your registration.

If you do not have a unique email address for a registrant, please select Non-Fundraising participant and register them under your own email. The newly registered participant won’t be able to fundraise online under their name for the event, but will still be able to participate on race day!

Are you using a new registration site from previous years?

Yes, this year United Against Poverty is using Qgiv, based out of Lakeland for our 7th Annual Quack Attack registration. We recognize there might be growing pains associated with the move, but we appreciate your patience as we iron out any kinks in the registration process as we go. If you see any issues on the new registration website or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our race director, Caitlyn Beersdorf at caitlyn@unitedagainstpoverty.org.


How do teams work?

Anyone can join a team, but teams of 10 or more (Large Teams) receive a special group discount registration. Upon registering, you’ll also have an opportunity to choose or create your team during the registration process or not join a team at all. If you select a large team option, and your team fails to reach the required minimum of 10 team members, you will be asked to make up the difference in registration cost before picking up your packet.

Can anybody register as a team?

Yes! Other than having at least 10 participants in a Large Team category, there is no special criterion to become a team. Your team could be the name of the company the teammates work for, a family name or a totally unique name you create!

How can my team get a tent at the event?

Any team raising $1,000 or more will have their efforts rewarded with their own 10’x10’ tent at the race.

Race Information

Is the course a certified 5k route?

Yes, the route has been certified by USA Track & Field. The course has been officially measured at 3.1 miles using the shortest distance traveled.

Is the race timed?

Yes, the race is professionally timed by Milestone Race Authority.

Tell me about the course!

Baldwin Park is an award-winning neighborhood just three miles from downtown Orlando, and is one of the most beautiful communities in the state! The race starts on New Broad Street, just SE of the fountain at Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin. Most of the first mile takes place on closed public streets (New Broad Street—>Common Way—>Lakemont Avenue) and then goes on to the path at Lake Baldwin for the remainder, finishing adjacent to the start line. It is a smooth and scenic route. Please click here to see the detailed course map.

When and where is packet pick-up?

Early packet pick-up is available on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the United Against Poverty campus located at 150 W. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32806. Your race packet includes your race t-shirt(s), split ring duck float, runner goody bag, and race bib/timing chip.

To make things easier, you may also sign for and pick up packets on behalf of your friends and teammates. If you’d rather wing it and pick up your packet on race day please plan to arrive before 7:30 a.m.

Are walkers welcome?

Of course! We are excited to have athletes of all skill levels participate. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you please plan to start at the back of the group and leave room for others to pass. Look for the “Walkers Line Up Here” sign at the start line.

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed?

Yes, strollers are welcome. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you please plan to start near the back of the group and leave room for others to pass.

Can I bring my furry friend?

We love dogs, and they are welcome to participate as long as they are on a leash and start at the back of the lineup. Please be sure to pick-up after them during the race and pre/post-race activities.

Will you have a bag check?

Yes, there will be a supervised area where you may check a small bag with your belongings. You will receive a claim wristband that you’ll need to present in order to reclaim your things at the end of the race. Please only bring the essentials and leave all valuables at home.

What about bad weather?

Florida weather can be unpredictable, but ducks don’t mind a little rain! The race will take place rain or shine.


What is the purpose of this race?

The goal of the Quack Attack on Poverty 5k is to raise funds and awareness for United Against Poverty Orlando, whose mission is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

How does this event raise money?

Net funds from registrations, participant fundraising and sponsorships will all benefit the mission of UP Orlando. Here’s your chance to join friends and neighbors in making a meaningful impact in our community while taking part in an unforgettable 5k!

What sponsorship opportunities do you have?

Thank you for your interest in being a sponsor! Please click here for our sponsorship packet which details the opportunities available.

Where can I learn more about United Against Poverty?

We encourage you to learn more about our organization on our website, www.uporlando.org, and like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uporlando. If you would like to come down to our campus and see the sustainable change we are creating first-hand, please email Caitlyn@unitedagainstpoverty.org to schedule a tour of our facility.


How does fundraising work?

As part of your registration via our partner site Qgiv, you will create a personal fundraising page with your own custom URL web link that you can share with family and friends to drum up donations. Your supporters can easily donate directly to your secure page using a credit or debit card, and even leave you a comment or words of encouragement!

How do I enter an offline donation (cash or check) on my fundraising page?

When collecting offline donations, please be sure to collect the donor’s name and address. To record a cash or check donation, log-in to your Qgiv, use the My Fundraising Tools dropdown menu at the top of the page and select My Donations. Under the My Donations scoreboard, click on the Add Cash or Check button. You will then be prompted to enter your donor’s contact information and gift amount. Once completed, their donation will be reflected in your fundraising total on your page’s thermometer. All offline donations are to be turned-in at registration on the day of the event.


Why Quack Attack?

Each day at our Orlando campus, United Against Poverty Orlando staff and volunteers work hard to tackle the issue of poverty at its core and create sustainable, community-driven change. While we work with our clients to fight these battles of hunger, homelessness and poverty each day, we know that there is nothing fun about these issues. The harsh reality is that half of Central Floridians are one financial shock away from the poverty line. Instead of focusing on dire statistics like these, we want to dedicate our 5k event to being unique, fun and different in order to attract the support of participants who can make an impact in our community.

How do I know the duck float will fit around my waist?

The provided floats are “split ring” meaning they are not joined in the back. This allows the ring to stretch to accommodate the majority of kids and adults.

Do I really have to run with the duck float?

While we will not disqualify you for not wearing the inflatable, the duck floats are an essential part of the fun and unique character of the event. We hope you will get in the spirit and wear your duck float with pride!

Awards and Prizes

For what categories are you presenting awards?

Take home one of our famous rubber duck trophies!

Top participants will recognized in the following special categories:

The top three male and female finishers in the following age groups will also be recognized:

What about the fundraising prizes?

As a way for us to say thank you for fundraising, we will be rewarding the efforts of those who reach the following fundraising benchmarks:

Fundraising prizes will be distributed with race packets at packet pick-up or on-site registration.