Race Preview: 2015 Dirty Duck 5k Fan Run & Walk

As a University of Utah football fan, I was reveling in the 62-20 win in Autzen Stadium earlier this season. But as an Oregonian, I am a rooter for the local teams. AND as a runner, I can appreciate a good themed race that combines running and football - regardless of the allegiance. The Dirty Duck 5k Fan Run & Walk does just that, and is coming to Eugene on Saturday, October 24th.

This event combines has a more unique take on similar color-themed runs. There will be four color stations, but will ONLY be yellow and green. There will also be a “feathering station”, where runners will be pummeled with green, yellow and white feathers. You will really leave looking like a true duck.


The course will meander through campus and participants will get to see all the university has to offer. There will be two water stations and the after-party will feature a spread with standard race faire. An after-party at the Wild Duck Cafe will be rocking.

There are sure to be surprises along the way, but it’s always more fun that way. What isn’t a secret is how flocking with other ducks will feel during and after the event. Strollers and kids under 5 are free and 14-under are only $15.

Dirty Duck 5k (Eugene)
When and Where: 5k at 10a (heats until 1050am) ; U of O Campus and ending at WIld Duck Cafe
Register: Online for $50 (2 for $90); add $15 for a shirt

 

About Matt Rasmussen (1554 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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