Saturday, September 19, 2015

2015 Duck and Run 5k Results

The results for the 2015 Duck and Run 5k are in.

Congratulations to Beck Mitchell for his overall win in 16:44. The first masters runner was Jim Clemens in 18:27. The female winner was Cassidy Winter in 19:43. The female masters winner was Gyi Wu in 23:05. The top 15 were all under 20 minutes. It was competitive and fast out front today!

View the complete results at this link.

The weather was beautiful and the police and volunteer support was outstanding as always. Thanks to everyone who ran and volunteered on this beautiful Saturday morning.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

KALB 2015 Duck and Run 5K

It's our 12th annual Duck and Run 5K!  No gimmicks--just a well-run, certified, mildly challenging 5K on a beautiful and historic course.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:00 AM at 125 East Street, Athens, AL.

$20 Pre-registration extended through Tuesday, September 15th!

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

First 25 to register will win a free entry into KALB's Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby on Saturday, October 3rd!

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 17th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 p.m at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsviille and on Friday, September 18th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the the KALB office at 125 East Street in Athens.

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.  $50 CASH will be awarded to the first place overall male and female and first place masters (40 and over) male and female.

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.

Race Day Registration begins at 6:00 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.

Information: Contact Eric or Leigh Patterson at
or call 256-233-8000

Race Roster Online Registration link:

Printable Registration Form: 
Click to download.

You can also check out our Facebook event page. Join the event and let everyone know you're coming!

2014 Results
Overall -- 2014 Results -- Age Group

2013 Results
Overall -- 2013 Results -- Age Group

2012 Results
Overall -- 2012 Results -- Age Group

2011 Overall Results -- Age Group Results

Friday, April 17, 2015

Race Announcement: Spencer Black 5k

The Spencer Black memorial 5k will be Saturday, May 16 at Blue Springs Elementary at 8:30 AM. This race is a very fun event and the finish is on the track.

When this race started, there was no track, and one of the goals was to help raise funds to build a track for Limestone County schools to use. Success! Last year, the race had to be rescheduled due to the tornadoes that ravaged the Coxey community and even did some damage to Blue Springs Elementary School. I've run this race several times in the past, and I've enjoyed it every single time!

Sign up online here.

If you prefer, you can download a printable entry form and mail it in. Cost is $20 before May 2 and $25 after that.

Don't miss it!