Duck and Run 5K and Fun Run – Run It, Walk It, or Waddle It!

9-2-2016 2-18-57 PMIt doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, we’ll be waiting for you!

This 5K is perfect for seasoned runners as well as beginners. The course is mildly challenging, and will take runners through the tree-lined streets and past antebellum homes in the Athens Historic Districts as well as around the Courthouse Square. Start and finish points will be at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens, otherwise known as the Duck Pond.

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Lots of refreshments and an awards presentation will take place in and around the historic Athens Visitors Center, which was built in 1906 and served as the Athens Utilities Building. Cash prizes and trophies in several age categories will be awarded. Two lucky ducks will go home with our cash drawing or a certificate for free Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream monthly for a year!

Thanks to our many generous sponsors, every dollar received from race registrations goes directly to support the work of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful. Your participation will support programs that engage our community in litter abatement, recycling, beautification, and other activities with a goal of protecting our environment. Activities include the Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO, classroom presentations available to all city, county, and private schools, Adopt-A-Spot, our Annual Elk River Cleanup, Clean and Green Events such as the Fiddlers Convention coming up, and so much more.

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Registration Information

Pre-registration is $20. Late and race day registration will be $25. Fun run registration is $10. Online information and registration is available at Registration forms can also be printed from our website and mailed in. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than one week prior to the race. Register early to guarantee your t-shirt size.

Packet Pickup and Registration will be available as follows:
• Thursday, 9/15/16 from 4-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville.
• Friday, 9/16/16 from 4-7 p.m. at the KALB office located at 125 East Street in Athens.
• Race Day, 9/17/16 beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the KALB office.

9-2-2016 2-19-42 PMNot Running? Volunteer!
It takes a lot of people to make any fundraiser a successful event. If you’d like to help direct runners along the race route, take photos along the course or at the finish line, help serve food, or just cheer on the runners to encourage them along the way, we need you! Give us a call or send us an email and let us know you’re available.

We Have Amazing Community Support
KALB could not exist without the generosity of our sponsors. A huge thank you to our major sponsors which include Fleet Feet Sports, Limestone Farmer’s Cooperative, Eastside Pharmacy, American Leakless Company, Distinctive Landscaping, Eddy J. Burks, CPA, Morell Engineering, First National Bank, Alabama Farm Credit, Pepsi, Bojangles, EFI Automotive, Reseda Nursery, The News Courier, and Snap-On.

9-2-2016 2-20-05 PMWe also greatly appreciate Wilmer & Lee, Attorneys at Law, We Chunk Junk, Village Veterinary Clinic, Railroad Bazaar, Onyx Aerospace, Athens-Limestone Hospital, Maggie Moo’s, Brian C. T. Jones, District Attorney, and Athens Now.

Come on out and join us for a good time…whether you run, walk, waddle, or volunteer, you will be part something good!
By: Lynne Hart

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