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How do I sponsor or purchase a loon?
Fill out and submit the form to the left. Shortly, we will be in contact with you via email about payment options and other steps to finalize your payment.

What is the difference between sponsoring and purchasing a loon?

  • By sponsoring a loon, you will be assigned to a specific loon in the race. If your sponsored loon is one of the top finishers on race day, you will win one of our fantastic prizes!
  • By purchasing a loon, you will be receiving your very own rubber loon to call your own!

Do I get to keep my sponsored loon?
No - We keep these loons so we can use them from year to year. To bring a one-of-a-kind rubber loon home, you will need to purchase one.

How do I know if my sponsored loon won?
Just like a 5K or a bike race, every (loon) athlete in the race has a number.  After sending payment, you will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship. Here you will find the number for the loon you are sponsoring. After the race, we will announce the top finishers by their number.

Can I pick my numbered loon?
Yes - If a number  (1 – 500) has a special significance or you have a lucky number, let us know! If the number isn't already taken, we can assign it to you.

Do I need to attend the Rubber Loon Race to sponsor and win the race?
No – You are not required to be in attendance on race day to sponsor a loon. If your sponsored loon is one of the top finishers, we will email you directly to coordinate receiving your prize.

Can I enter my purchased loon into the race?
No - In an effort to keep race preparation simple and fair, only the numbered, sponsored loons will be entered into the race. To have a loon in the race, you will need to sponsor a loon.

How do these rubber loons benefit the AIC?
All of the profits from loon purchases and 100% of the proceeds from sponsored loons in the Rubber Loon Race are directly used to help fund educational programming for the general public, and academic and professional groups at the Adirondack Interpretive Center.

The AIC is a year-round outdoor education center, drawing on the local landscape for programs on the natural and human history of the Adirondacks.  To learn more about our programs you are supporting, check out the "Programs" page on our website, or visit us on Facebook!

Have a question that wasn't answered here? Feel free to contact us at or 518-582-2000!

This year's race will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019, as part of the Town of Newcomb's Summerfest.

Thank you for your interest in supporting quality educational outreach at ESF’s Adirondack Interpretive Center by purchasing a loon or sponsoring one in the AIC’s annual Rubber Loon Race.

  • Sponsor a loon for $10—Enter for a chance to win one of this year’s great prizes and 100% of proceeds support ESF's Adirondack educational programs.
  • Buy a Loon for $20 (plus shipping/handling OR pick up at the AIC at your convenience)—limited number available. Own your very own AIC Rubber Loon, the only one of its kind in the world!

To sponsor or buy, complete the form below. We’re not able to process payments electronically at this time, and will contact you shortly to complete your order.

You will be contacted about payment information and any other details needed from you. We cannot take payment electronically.