2018-06-16 09:00:002018-06-16 10:00:00America/DetroitAlex's Duck Duck RunHelp us raise funds for childhood cancer this year and have fun doing it! Alex’s Duck Duck Run is a 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids' Fun Run. All proceeds from the event benefit The Alex Mandarino Foundation for childhood cancer research. Margaret Upton Arboretum, St. Joseph, MIThe Alex Mandarino Foundation
WHERE TO MEET:
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 16, 2018. The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8:20 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
5K RUN/WALK COURSE:
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.
1K KIDS’ FUN RUN COURSE:
The non-competitive run (0.62 miles) is recommended for ages 11 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, inflatable slides and music! Pre-registration is recommended.
5K Run/Walk Pre-Registration (on or before June 3) $25
5K Flock – sign-up 4 runners/walkers (on or before May 19) $80
5K Run/Walk Late Registration (June 4 – June 16) $30
1K Kids’ Fun Run $15
Duck Duck Supporter – t-shirt only (on or before June 3) $20
WAYS TO SIGN-UP:
In Person: Connected Soles, 1501 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085
Mail:Download the form here and mail to: The Alex Mandarino Foundation, 1409 Wolcott Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085
At Packet Pick-Up: June 15 from 4-8 p.m., United Federal Credit Union, 2819 S. State Street, St. Joseph, MI.
On Race Day: June 16 from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. at Margaret Upton Arboretum
A short sleeve tee is guaranteed to all who register before June 3, 2018. We strongly encourage you to register early. T-shirts may not be available on race day for late entrants.
Medals will be given to the first 2 female and first 2 male finishers in each of these categories for the 5K run: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & up.
The top 2 male and female winners will receive a Love Your Melon beanie.
FREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS:
Funny Face Face Painting
Inflatable Obstacle Course
There will be no refunds for the 2018 race.
Race management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions.
Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation.
If you do not register on or before June 3, 2018 we cannot guarantee a shirt.
DO YOU KNOW A CHILD WITH CANCER?
Families with a child in cancer treatment can participate in Alex’s Duck Duck Run free of charge. We will waive the registration fees so the family can have fun and help us raise awareness for childhood cancer.