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2018 Duck and Run 5K

September 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

It’s our 15th annual Duck and Run 5K. No gimmicks–just a well-run, certified, mildly challenging 5K on a beautiful and historic course.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM at 125 East Street, Athens, AL.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors: Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville, American Leakless Company, Pepsi, Brody Jackson State Farm Agent, Distinctive Landscaping, Inc., Eastside Pharmacy, Morell Engineering, Limestone Drug Co., Dunn Building Company, EFI Automotive, Railroad Bazaar, We Chunk Junk, Athens Limestone Hospital, 1st National Bank, SnapOn Tools, and Village Veterinary Clinic.

All 5K proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, Inc.,a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and will support programs and environmental education. For more information about KALB go to www.KALBCares.com.

First 25 to register will win a free entry into KALB’s Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby on Saturday, October 6th! *Must fill out form at packet pickup to be entered to win.*

This mildly challenging race will take runners through historic Athens neighborhoods and through the Courthouse Square. Prizes will be awarded, including cash prizes! T-shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered runners. Runners and walkers are welcome!

Pre-registration is $20, late and race-day registration is $25. Packet pickup on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsviille and on Friday, September 14th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the KALB office at 125 East Street in Athens.

Race Day Registration begins at 5:45 a.m. 5K begins at 7:00 a.m.

Stay in town and enjoy the shops on the square or grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants within walking distance of the race location.

5K Awards Ceremory will follow the 5K. Awards will be presented to first place overall male and female and first place masters (over 40) male and female, and to the first three finishers in both male and female age groups as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and over.
5K Course Information: Course Certification AL10016JD. Begins southbound on East Street at the Washington Street intersection. Continues south on East Street to Forrest Street and turns right. Continues to Houston Street and turns right. Continues to First Avenue and turns right. Continues to Madison Street and turns right. Continues to Market Street and turns left. Continues to Marion Street and turns right. Continues to Forrest Street and turns left. Continues to Beaty Street and turns left. Continues to Big Spring Park and turns right into the parking lot. Continues to finish line a few feet before the park’s dedication monument.
Information: Contact Eric or Leigh Patterson at duckandrun5k@yahoo.com
or call 256-233-8000

Online Registration:

Printable Registration Form:



September 15
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful


Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful
125 East Street, PO Box 1089
Athens, 35612 United States
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