Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Duck and Run 5K

It's our 16th annual Duck and Run 5K.  No gimmicks--just a well-run, certified, mildly challenging 5K on a beautiful and historic course.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM at 125 East Street, Athens, AL.

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 5th!  *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 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsviille and on Friday, September 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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.

A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors for this year's event: Fleet Feet Huntsville, American Leakless Company, Pepsi, Modern Woodmen, Athens-Limestone Hospital, Brody Jackson State Farm, Distinctive Landscaping, Eastside Pharmacy, Morell Engineering, Limestone Drug, Dunn Building Company, Athens-Limestone Hospital Wellness Center, Bojangles, Railroad Bazaar, First National Bank, Village Veterinary Clinic and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery.

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
or call 256-233-8000