The Duck and Run 5K — It’s a Race for the Environment!

8-23-2015 12-23-57 PMGet ready…get set…GO to and register to be part of the 12th Annual Duck and Run 5K taking place on Saturday, September 19th to support the work of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful! The first Duck and Run 5K was held in 2004, three years after the initial Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby, our rubber duck race fundraiser. On October 3rd, KALB will host the 15th annual rubber duck race!

Fundraisers are a necessary part of the life of a non-profit organization. Thanks to generous sponsors, every dollar of the registration fee for the Duck and Run 5K goes directly to KALB and supports the work of our organization as we educate, inform, and engage our community in protecting our local environment.


KALB does this through classroom presentations which are available to all public and private schools in Athens and Limestone County. Programs are available for any age group in a variety of topics. KALB gets the community involved through programs and projects such as Adopt-A-Spot, Elk River Cleanup, Clean and Green Events, Community Garden and more. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Additionally, information is shared through social media, our website, newspaper articles, and local radio and television.


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

Pre-registration is $20, late and race-day registration is $25. Online registration is available at Registration forms can be printed from our website and mailed in no later than one week prior to race day. There will be a packet pickup and late registration on Thursday, September 17th from 4-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville, and on Friday, September 18th from 4-7 p.m. at the KALB office located at 125 East Street in Athens. As a point of interest, the KALB office is also located in a historic building that Athens has preserved.

This race is perfect for experienced runners as well as beginners and walkers.

Can’t Run? Volunteer!

It takes many people to make this fundraiser a success. If you’d like to help direct runners along the race course, take photos along the course and/or at the finish line, help serve food, etc., we need you! Give us a call at 256-233-8000 to let us know you’d like to volunteer.


Thank You, Sponsors
KALB is so very grateful to our all of our sponsors. This fundraiser and all of our programs could not exist without the generosity of these good people. Our major sponsors include Fleet Feet Sports, Limestone Farmer’s Cooperative, Eastside Pharmacy, American Leakless Company, Distinctive Landscaping, Inc., Eddy J. Burks, CPA, EFI Automotive, Limestone Drug, Pepsi, the News Courier, and Dub’s Burgers. We also appreciate Village Veterinary Clinic, We Chunk Junk, Athens-Limestone Hospital, Advocare, Wilmer & Lee, PA, Attorneys at Law, Railroad Bazaar, and Athens Now.

Come out and help us race to save the environment!
By: Lynne Hart

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