Get ready…get set…GO to our website and register to be part of the 9th Annual Duck and Run 5K Race and Fun Run taking place on Saturday, September 15th to support the work of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful! You can also register through

The Duck and Run 5K is a moderately challenging race through the streets of historic Athens, Alabama. Runners will pass antebellum homes, pass through the Courthouse Square, and enjoy refreshments and award presentations in the historic Athens Utilities Building which was built in 1906. This building was recently renovated and is now the Athens Visitors Center.

The first 25 runners to register for this race will have a rubber duck entered into the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby which takes place on October 6th and offers a $1,000 grand prize sponsored by McClary Ford in Athens. This event also supports the work of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful.

Pre-registration for the 5K is $15 and must be postmarked by 9/8/12. Race Day registration is $20. Fun Run registration is $10. A race form can be printed off the KALB website if you prefer not to register online.

Packet pickup and late registration will be on Friday, September 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the KALB office located at 125 East Street — right behind Big Spring Memorial Park. Race Day registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. 5K Race will begin at 8:00 a.m. Fun Run begins at 9:00 a.m.

T-Shirts will be guaranteed to the first 200 registered runners. Awards and prizes will be presented. Must pre-register to guarantee size.

For more information on the race, please contact KALB at 256-233-8728 or email to

KALB appreciates our sponsors for this race: Fleet Feet, McClary Ford, Pepsi, Dub’s, Athens-Limestone Hospital, Advocare, Wilmer & Lee, P.A., Quizno’s and Bruegger’s Bagels. We appreciate these businesses supporting this fundraiser!

If you or your business would like to help sponsor this event, we would be pleased to add your name or logo to our race t-shirts, place any advertising you provide into the race bags, and provide recognition on all printed materials. Just give us a call!
By: Lynne Hart
(256) 233-8728