Start: Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)

University of North Georgia (previously Gainesville State College) 3820 Mundy Mill Rd
Gainesville/Oakwood (off 985 exit 16) , GA 30566
Registration Closing Date

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 9:00 PM (EDT)

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About This Activity

3.5 mile obstacle/trail challenge run to benefit the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation. Dry fit shirts for all! Come get dirty, overcome obstacles, and carry a rubber duck at this year's Muddy Duck Dash!

Check payable to: Muddy Duck Dash

Mail to:

University of North Georgia Attn. Prof Warren Caputo, Education, Health & Wellness, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood GA 30566

Quality, dry fit t-shirts for all participants! Come join us for the fun! All racers will be provided a rubber duck as part of race packet. You must carry your rubber duck with you throughout the entire race!

A percentage of event proceeds to benefit the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation and the UNG Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Race details:

Information, Rules, and Safety for the Muddy Duck Dash

Muddy Duck Awards and Swag!

Each participant will receive a Muddy Duck Dash technical dry fit race shirt as well as their very own rubber duck (details below). The award ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the last wave of runners have completed the course. The top three males and females will receive a Muddy Duck trophy.

*You must be present at the time of the awards ceremony. Awards will not be mailed to individual Duck Dashers*


Waves begin approximately every 5-10 minutes. Runners are responsible for knowing their start time. Participants must be at the start line 10 minutes before their wave of the Muddy Duck Dash begins. Age 13+ to participate.

Timing - Chip timing

The timing chips are located in your race packet and are built into your race number. These must be worn from the beginning to the end of the race for your time to be logged.


Completion of all the obstacles may be hazardous to participants. It is the individual’s responsibility to judge whether or not the obstacle is too dangerous. It is the runner’s responsibility to notify a course official if an obstacle is too hazardous to complete. Any runner who receives help from an official or skips an obstacle may not be eligible to receive an award in their category. There will be an estimated 15 obstacles along the course.

Muddy Duck Dash - Rules of the event and specifics:

Additional Rules
•You must carry your duck at all times during the race!
•Your duck can only complete the course on your person. You cannot throw, kick, punt, or heave your duck. It must be in your possession at all times!
•If you drop your duck, pick it up and continue.

Duck Safety
•Your ducks are very sensitive and loving. Please treat them with care and respect.
•Throwing, biting, kicking, or hurting your duck is strictly prohibited.
•Ducks must be in your possession at all times in order for them to be protected. You must finish the race with your duck in order to be counted as a legitimate finisher.

Duck Decorating Contest
•Participants are encouraged to decorate their duck prior to the event start. Paint it, dress it up, Sharpie it, etc. Be sure to include your race number as part of the decoration!
We have improved our duck decorating contest for 2013! •You must carry your decorated duck through the race, no decorating or duck repair allowed after race completion. Display your duck as it is!
•After the race, place your decorated duck on the display table.
•Voting will take place for the best decorated duck.
•In decorating your duck, your race number MUST be clearly and visibly decorated on the duck for proper voting!

Kids events

5-9 years old - Race will be 1/2 mile, non-competitive fun run. Parents are welcome to assist.

10-12 years old - Race will 1 mile, non-competitive fun run.

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