Alex's Duck Duck Run

Sat June 19, 2021 Saint Joseph, MI 49085 US Directions
Events

1K Kids' Fun Run

8:35AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

5K Run & Walk

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Duck Duck Supporter (T-Shirt Only)

8:35AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Race Website

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

Place
Margaret Upton Arboretum
280 Water Street
Saint Joseph, MI US 49085
Description
The CDC is lifting the limit on outdoor gatherings beginning  June 1, 2021, allowing no limit on the number of people who may gather together outdoors. Face masks will no longer be required when outdoors, but MDHHS and CDC recommend that individuals who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a face mask in crowded outdoor settings.

The 5K 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. The 5K begins at 9 a.m.

The non-competitive 1K fun 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. The 1K Kids' Fun Run begins at 8:35 a.m.

All proceeds from the event will 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 not for profit organization dedicated to helping save the lives of children with neuroblastoma and other rare pediatric cancers. Our mission is to provide critical funding for research related to the prevention, treatment, and ultimate cure of neuroblastoma. By participating in Alex's Duck Duck Run you are helping fund new medicine that will increase survival rates of kids with cancer. 

Visit www.thealexmandarinofoundation.org for more information.

 

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Sponsors
Awards

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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.


Packet Pick-Up

Friday, June 18: 4-6:30 p.m. A drive-thru packet pick-up will take place at United Federal Credit Union, 2819 S. State Street, St. Joseph, MI.

Saturday, June 19: 8-9 a.m., Margaret Upton Arboretum , 280 Water Street, St. Joseph

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T-Shirts

A t-shirt is guaranteed to all who register by JUNE 1. 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.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

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Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? The Alex Mandarino Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity. All proceeds from Alex's Duck Duck Run benefit childhood cancer research. 

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