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Alex's Duck Duck Run

Sat June 16, 2018
Location: Saint Joseph, MI US 49085 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.thealexmandarinofoundation.org.

Event Time Price Details
1K Kids' Fun Run
8:20AM EDT - 8:45AM EDT
5K Run/Walk
9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Duck Duck Supporter (T-Shirt Only)
8:20AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Margaret Upton Arboretum
280 Water Street
Saint Joseph, MI US 49085

6th Annual Alex's Duck Duck Run 

All proceeds from Alex's Duck Duck Run benefit The Alex Mandarino Foundation, founded by Tony & Katie Mandarino to honor the courage and strength of their son, Alex. The Alex Mandarino Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping save the lives of children with neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers. Everyday Alex inspires us in the way he lived his life full of courage, passion and strength. It’s our goal to carry on his name and find a cure for this horrible disease.

Visit www.thealexmandarinofoundation.org for information about The Alex Mandarino Foundation.
Race Contact Info

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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 and up.

The top 2 male and top 2 female winners will also receive a "Love Your Melon" beanie.



A t-shirt is guaranteed to all who register by June 3rd. We strongly encourage you to register early!

T-shirts may not be available on race day for late entrants.

Race Routes

5K Race Route 

The 5K run/walk 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 and Howard Recreational Trail and then through the Whirlpool Compass Fountain. The race begins and ends at the Margaret Upton Arboretum.

1K Race Route

The non-competitive 1K run (0.62 miles) begins prior to the 5K. With volunteers cheering along the way, the children will follow a paved sidewalk and safe route. Parents are encouraged to run with younger children. All participants will receive a race bib, rubber duck award and t-shirt. Pre-registration is recommended.

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, June 15: 4 - 8 p.m., United Federal Credit Union, 2819 S. State Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Saturday, June 16: 7:30 - 8:45 a.m., Margaret Upton Arboretum , 280 Water Street, St. Joseph


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