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    Heavy Duty Rebuilders Duck Waddle 5K

    Love the duck race but want to find yourself in the action, too? Needing to burn off all those calories you’re going to consume from the Duck Race food trucks? Into sweating for a good cause? Then cinch up your sneakers and join us on Saturday, June 28, for the third annual Duck Waddle 5K Run/Walk!

    Date Saturday, June 28
    Race Start 7 a.m.
    Awards & Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m.
    Location Finley River Park, Ozark, Missouri
    NOTE: Google Maps incorrectly marks the Finley River Park at the Ozark Community Center. Please see the correct directions below.
    Directions From MO Hwys. 65 & 14:
    1. Drive east on Hwy. 14 / Jackson St. (1.2 miles)
    2. Turn left on North Third St. (.2 miles)
    3. Turn right on North Riverside Rd. (.4 miles)
    4. Turn left on Finley River Parkway.
    5. Park in the soccer fields on the north side of the parkway.
    Parking Parking is available in and around Finley River Park. We encourage you to stay for our race awards and pancake breakfast; however, all race participant and volunteer vehicles must be removed from the parking areas no later than 10:00 a.m., so Sertoma Duck Race volunteers can reset parking for Saturday afternoon.

    Registration

    Duck Waddle 5K registration is open now through race day! To get the best price and guarantee a race t-shirt (and other goodies), register on or before May 31. On June 1, the price of registration goes up $5 and does not guarantee a shirt. Or if you’d like to wait and see what the weather will do on June 30, you can register on race day!

    Early Registration $20
    Through May 31
    Guarantees a t-shirt and other goodies
    Late & Race Day Registration
    $25
    On or after June 1
    T-shirt and other goodies not guaranteed
    Register Online ActNowRacing.com
    Register By Mail Download the Duck Waddle 5K Registration Form and mail with check to:
    Sertoma Duck Race
    901 E. St. Louis St., Ste. 200-1
    Springfield, MO 65806
    Packet Pickup
    & In-Person Registration 
    Friday,  June 28
    3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Details TBA
    Saturday, June 29
    6:00 – 6:45 a.m.
    Race Registration Tables

    Awards & Pancake Breakfast

    Volunteers will be serving a pancake breakfast in the Sertoma Duck Race Beer Garden immediately following the race. Awards will be presented in the Beer Garden at 8 a.m.

    Photos

    We have photographers scheduled to be on the course on race morning. Once ready, we’ll post them online for you to view and download free of charge. We’ll share the location of those photos on the race web page, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Stroller Guidelines

    The Duck Waddle is a family affair, and we love having your kids join us! If you will be participating with a stroller, please follow these guidelines:

    • Line up with other runners who are about your speed, keeping to the right at all times.
    • Competitive runners may line up closer to the front of the pack.
    • Non-competitive runners should line up in the middle of the pack.
    • Walkers should line up in the back of the pack.

    Dog Guidelines

    We are excited to welcome our four-legged friends to the Duck Waddle this year! If you are running with your furry friends, please follow these guidelines:

    • All dogs must be well-socialized and friendly with people and dogs of all sizes. Race organizers reserve the right to remove any dog who is behaving aggressively towards people or other dogs.
    • All dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations. 

    Dog Etiquette

    • Keep your dog on a leash and under your control at all times. Leashes should be less than four feet long and non-retractable. (If using a retractable leash, please lock it at four feet.)
    • Clean up after your dog both in the park and along the race course. Trash cans will be available at the start/finish line and at the aid station.
    • Line up with other runners who are about your speed, keeping to the right at all times.
      • Competitive runners with dogs who are experienced 5K runners may line up closer to the front of the pack.
      • Non-competitive runners with experienced dogs may line up in the middle of the pack.
      • Walkers and runners with inexperienced dogs should line up in the back of the pack.
    • Pull over to the side of the course if you and your dog need to stop for a drink or if your dog needs to use nature’s facilities.
    • Limit two dogs per human.

     

    Course Information

    The 5K course begins and ends in Finley River park. Runners will leave the park through the south entrance, running north on Riverside Road to Greenbridge Road. When they reach the approximate midway point, runners will turn around and head back to the park. Runners will enter the north park entrance, run past the soccer fields, and finish on Finley River Parkway.

    Course Map

    This map is an approximate route for the Duck Waddle:

    Course Elevation

    Sponsors

    A huge thank you to these businesses who have come aboard as sponsors in 2013. We couldn’t do it without them!

    More Information

    Got questions about the 5K? Feel free to contact our race director Sarah Austin! She can be reached by email at duckwaddle5K@gmail.com or by phone at (417) 714-0091.

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