General Info

New obstacles and activities are in place for 2021! You’ll see a hint of foam and maximum splash on our 125-foot BUBBLE slide, Team & Individual Spirit Awards, a Duck-o-Rating Contest, Top Fundraising Awards, the addition of a DJ, games, food options in Central Flock and more!! 

You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, so join us and help the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation raise funds that will support brain tumor research. Together we are Voices of Hope and will succeed in finding a cure for brain tumors!

The Muddy Duck Dash will take place on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at the University of North Georgia- Gainesville Campus. This event is a family friendly, fun and easy to moderate 3.1 mile mud/obstacle style race and included various obstacles, a 125′ slide (featuring more splash in 2021), hay bale climbs, 6′ walls, shallow pond crossing, low wire, two creek runs, mud pit, rope hill climbs, various barricades, tree maze, plus more! Held rain or shine, this event is slated to attract more than 1,000 participants. At 7:00 am, the FUN kicks off with Registration Opening, the Duck-o-Rating Table gets ‘quackin and the Team Tent Decorating Begins!

NEW THIS YEAR, we added CENTRAL FLOCK, a dedicated area with food trucks offering food for purchase, a place for individuals and teams to meet up and hang out, and a place for sponsors to interact with participants! We will have a DJ, games, and the duck-o-rating contest.... and more!

So what does the Rubber Duck Mean?
All race participants will be provided a rubber duck as part of their race packet. The challenge is to keep up the duck with you at all times during the dash. We joke that your rubber duck is racing – you are just getting it to the finish line! Your duck can only complete the course on your person. Take care of your duck, love it, care for it, and help it get to the finish line! It must be safely in your possession at all times! Make your duck proud!

Did you know that we LOVE Kids?
Kids are welcome to register for the 5K (approx 3.1 mile) Dash. If the parents feel they are capable – age does not limit anyone from the Muddy Duck Dash. However, we also offer a shorter, approximately one mile, course. Duckling Dash to encourage youth fitness and family activity. Please note: If you plan to participate in the 5k Dash, please choose a starting wave for you that allows you to finish prior to the Duckling Dash warm-up at 10:45am so you can assist your child.

INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021

7:00 AM:  The FUN kicks off with Registration Opening, the Duck-o-Rating Table gets ‘quackin and the Team Tent Decorating Begins!

7:45 AM: DJ Warm Up

8:00 AM: First Heat Begins!

Address: University of North Georgia (UNG)
3820 Mundy Mill Road
Oakwood, GA 30566 (off 985 exit 16)

Parking: Parking for the event will be in Parking Deck 1 and surrounding open lots. Registration and Volunteer Parking is in Lot V and the Duck Dash start and finish lines will be near Lot’s V and U. Visit the Directions and Parking for more information.

Packet Pick Up: You may pick up your individual or team packets from noon- 6:00 pm on Friday, July 23rd or on the morning of the event, July 24th starting at 7am. Packet Pick Up is located in Lot V. (Directions). Look for signs to direct you.

On Site & Dash Day Registration:
In person on-site registration takes place the day before and the morning of the Muddy Duck Dash. Registration both days will be located in Lot V
On-Site Registration is open from noon-6pm on July 23rd and starting at 7:00 am on July 24, Dash Day. (Directions)

Please see our policies page for full SBTF policies.

Registration Fees for the 5K Dash: 

This price includes one dash registration, a deluxe swag item, one yellow rubber duck and finishing medal.

The price is $50 until 11:50pm EST on July 20, 2021 and $60 on-site registration- July 21 - 24, 2021

Race Notes: We will no longer be collecting “dirty” shoes at the end of the dash.

Start Times/Wave Assignments: You can chose your wave during the registration process. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances of the wave you want. Projected wave start times every 10 minutes starting at 8:00am until 10:45am.
Please note that beginning in 2021, the waves will be more closely monitored by the designated colored wristbands issued for each wave. This is to ensure that we have a balanced number of race participants in each wave, so everyone can enjoy the race!

Duckling Dash: Approximately one Mile Dash
Fees: $25 through July 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
$35 July 21 - Day of Dash
Fee includes one dash registration, a dash swag item, one yellow rubber duck and finishing medal.

The Duckling Dash will begin at approximately 11:00 as the final heat! Please note: If you plan to participate in the 5k Dash, please choose a starting wave for you that allows you to finish prior to the Duckling Dash warm-up at 10:45am so you can assist your child.

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