Alex's Duck Duck Run

Race timed, managed or directed by: 

Epic Race Timing

Event type and distance: 
5K Run/Walk & 1K Kids' Fun Run
Race Date : 
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Race Start time for each distance: 
1K starts at 9:20 a.m., 5K starts at 10:00 a.m.
Entry form: 
PDF icon 2017 DDR Registration Form.pdf1.2 MB
Event Venue: 
Margaret Upton Arboretum, St. Joseph, MI
St. Joseph
Zip code: 
City, state and zip: 

St. Joseph, MI 49085

Alex's Duck Duck Run
Sponsor or race organizer : 

United Federal Credit Union

Month, day and year of race: 
June 17, 2017
Race entry fee: 
5K Run/Walk Pre-Registration: $25 (on or before June 4), 5K Flock (sign-up 4 runners/walkers): $80 (on or before June 4), 5K Run/Walk Late Registration: $30 (June 5 – June 17), 1K Kids’ Fun Run: $15 (ages 10 and younger)
Mail entries to: 
The Alex Mandarino Foundation, 1409 Wolcott Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085
Packet pick-up: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 5-8 p.m. at Taylor'd Running, 1501 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI
Swag, t-shirt sizes: 
Sport-tek tee guaranteed to all who register by June 4, 2017
Link to the results from previous years: 
Race director: 
Katie Mandarino
How many years has this race been held: 
Proceeds will go to: for childhood cancer research

Race menu: 

Since starting Alex’s Duck Duck Run in 2013 we have raised over $160,000 for childhood cancer research. All proceeds go to funding the best clinical trials and research. What better way to hep celebrate Alex’s life than bringing the community together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in the lives affected by cancer.

The 5K Run/Walk & 1K Kids’ Fun Run will start and end at Margaret Upton Arboretum on Water Street (along the St. Joseph River) in St. Joseph, Michigan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9:20 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m.

This course will take runners and walkers along the beautiful St. Joseph River and two Lake Michigan beaches. Participants will race along Silver Beach, Lions Park Beach, the Howard Recreational Trail and then through the Whirlpool Compass Fountain. Runners will be chip timed using the Bib Tag System.

The non-competitive run (0.62 miles) is for ages 10 years and younger. It starts prior to the 5K. With volunteers cheering along the way, the children will follow a safe route along a paved sidewalk. Parents are encouraged to run with younger children. All participants receive a race bib, award and t-shirt. After the race the kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, inflatable slides and music! Pre-registration is recommended.

Funny Face Face Painting
Balloon Animals
Carnival Games & Prizes
Inflatable Slide
Inflatable Obstacle Course

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